Bronze Panels (Redcar, Graham Ibbeson, 2002)

Photo by Grace Redpath

By Grace Redpath

Did you know that Morrisons car park in Redcar features some pieces of public art on its side?

The 7 x 3.5 meter bronze and stainless steel panels depicting ‘Zetland’, (the oldest lifeboat in the world and still on display at the Zetland Lifeboat Museum), ‘Redcar Races’, and an Ironstone Miner were unveiled to the public in 2002.

According to the museum’s website, the ‘Zetland’ “saw 78 years of service and saved over 500 documented lives from the treacherous Redcar coast”. They accepts donations if you’d like to contribute to this worthy cause.

The Zetland in Redcar, 1802 (Image from the RNLI website)

The panels are the work of Graham Ibbeson, who has featured on North East Statues several times before. He was responsible for “Shopper with Child” and “The Gardener Tending Flowers” on Middlesbrough’s Linthorpe Road in 198’s. As well as Scales of Justice outside the town’s court.

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