Wednesday 29 February 2012

Mrs Robinson's Tin Man

I called in Filey yesterday and at the top of Coble Landing a 12foot tall tin man stands. I admired him right down to the buttons on his waistcoat and the rat sneaking in to eat the fish from the paper -all in tin of course. He looks out to see and is to depict the decline of the fish industry. A generous donation by Maureen Robinson. It was created by artist Ray Lonsdale and named "High Tide in Short Wellies". Certainly a talking point and a place where young and old will pose alongside him for a photo. Whether you think he is worth £50,000 is another matter