Wells-next-the-Sea 'Lifeboat Horse'


In the summer of 2018, the 'Lifeboat Horse' became part of the everyday view in the harbour of Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk as part of the town's Heritage Art Trail for summer visitors.


The 10ft high sculpture was created by Rachael Long as a tribute to the horses that used to pull the lifeboat to and from the sea in the 1930's. This involved moving the town's 33ft (10m) lifeboat more than two miles from the quay to Holkham Gap until 1936 - the last RNLI station to do so.


Original pic of horses pulling lifeboat, Wells-next-the-Sea
     Wells Harbour Commissioners


Made from steel bars and old whisky barrels the 'LifeBoat Horse' was partially obscured at high tide, but was positioned safely away from passing boats and became a much loved addition to the town by both visitors and residents.


So much so that £15,000 was raised to bring it back and this was realised in May 2019 when it was installed in its now permanent home in the harbour for all to enjoy.


I took these pics in the summer of 2018 using HDR and other techniques in Affinty Photo  . . .



The Wells Lifeboat Horse

News Latest

October - 2020

This month sees  a third 'Blurb' book published! This one covers various DPG topics and my contributions to them. Printed on premium grade paper in hardback, it has a high quality feel and is a great coffeee table read.

Full details are here: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/10334723-playgroup-a-journey-through-digital-photography


DPG - 2021

As we begin 2021, meetings are not possible and it is uncertain when they will re-start. So we have devised a programme for the first 6 months, based on members contributing to the Viewing Platform on the chosen subjects.

Full details are here: www.dpg-vp.weebly.com


There are links also to the basic photography course by Chris Bray that we ran last year and other useful contacts and links.


PORTFOLIO develops different themes and ideas - your feedback will be most welcome.

Stories of a devasting fire in Devon, the Wells 'Lifeboat Horse' and a visit to London's 'Winter Wonderland' are the first three. Watch out for more to come . . .


Watch this space for further news . . .


U3A DPG - 2021

Just before the first dreaded Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, we did manage to squeeze in a visit to Fakenham Races. It was Friday the 13th so most of us refrained from gambling, preferring to concentrate on the photo opportunities. Here's mine: Fakenham Races


Since then, we've been restricted to 'virtual' meetings and to this end you can find all that we're getting up to on on our Viewing Platform, www.dpg-vp.weebly.com


I hope you enjoy the experience.


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