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Sea Swallows-Thornton Cleveleys

The Sea Swallows is an impressive 10 metre tall structure that brings to life Wyre’s mythic coast storybook The Sea Swallow, designed by Stephen Broadbent.

The sculpture is inspired by the final paragraph of ‘The Sea Swallow’ book which tells of two sea swallows that fly over the beaches along the coastline

Extracts from the book are engraved on the granite plinth at the base of the sculpture to provide an insight to the Sea Swallow story.

Key Facts

 The upper portion is shaped from aluminium, and the plinth was carved in China from Granite in three pieces.

The sections are reinforced with stainless steel threaded bars, which are prevented from being continuous from top to bottom of the plinth by the curvature.