Water sight on the beach!

Neil Ward
Neil Ward

IT’S not every day that you come across a Victorian bath in the middle of the beach containing a man sipping champagne with a butler looking on.

But that is exactly the sight that greeted anybody walking along Flamborough beach recently, and it certainly raised a few eyebrows among volunteers at the nearby RNLI shop.

The visit by colourist Neil Ward was in order for him to do some filming and photography to promote his series of illustrations named ‘Flat Life’.

The series aims to reflect perspectives of a living environment that are ordinary, mundane and commonplace.

He chose Flamborough for a backdrop as he has close links with the sea and as he now lives in York, visits the East Yorkshire coast quite regularly.

Neil said: “I have lovely memories of pair trawling out of Felixstowe and walking along this stretch of coastline with my father, who not only lived on a houseboat, but also built his own fibreglass trawler. I have always supported the RNLI and know how important their role is in saving lives at sea. The volunteers in the Flamborough RNLI shop were most helpful, and it was a delight to meet them.’

If you would like to see the video filmed at Flamborough South Landing, and learn more about the ‘Flat Life’ series, then visit Neil’s website www.njaward.com