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image for Sculpture item typeA Giant Sculpture - Freddie Gilroy at Scarborough North Bay

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Freddie Gilroy Sculpture

Freddie Gilroy Sculpture

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'Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers' is a giant steel structure made by Ray Lonsdale, an artist, fabricator and sculptor and is now on permanent display, thanks to the generosity of a local Scarborough resident.

The sculpture is based on a retired miner Ray became friends with who turned out to also be one of the first soldiers to relieve the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the end of World War II.

This piece of art is not just about Freddie Gilroy but represents all the normal people that were pulled out of an ordinary life and forced into a very extraordinary and dangerous one during the World Wars.

Ray Lonsdale, sculptor from County Durham said:

"Scarborough is a unique town and I am pleased that my 'Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers' will be on show there for residents and visitors alike to look at and enjoy. This piece is almost a war memorial as it depicts the lives of all those who suffered during the World Wars".

"I hope that people get enjoyment from my sculptures but also reflect on the sensitivity and emotion which I have tried to convey through my work."

The sculpture is located near to the Oasis Cafe on Scarborough's North Bay.

Ray also has 'High Tide in Short Wellies' sculpture on the beach front near the Coble Landing in Filey and an exhibition in the Arts Bank at Saltburn-by the-Sea .

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Mobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activities

Opening Details

Open all the time

This sculpture will be on show in Scarborough indefinitley.

Contact

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01723 383636

Address

Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO12 6PF

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 032899  Lat: 54.29431 Long: -0.41588

By road:
Approximately 1 mile from town centre and railway station on A165 coast road. Follow brown signs for North Bay attractions.
Car parking available along the sea front and designated car parks.
Regular bus service.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Scarborough station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities