Coots - Morecambe, UK
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N 54° 04.365 W 002° 52.255
30U E 508446 N 5991623
These steel coots stand next to Marine Road and form part of the Tern Project collection of public artworks along the promenade.
Waymark Code: WMRT3M
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/01/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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The town of Morecambe was formed from a number of small villages after the arrival of a railway line in 1850 made the area a popular tourist destination.

The promenade along the sea front formed part of the town's sea defences, but had been weakened by a number of storms. In addition the town's popularity declined in the mid 20th Century.

In the early 1990s Morecambe received government funding to address both issues. Over a period of time the sea wall was repaired and strengthened . At the same time the Tern Project was established to incorporate public works of art into the structure to attract visitors.

Celebrating the birds and other diverse wildlife of Morecambe Bay, the TERN project is a stunning series of various award-winning sculptures situated along Morecambe's seafront and promenade.

This sculpture of Coots is made from drawn steel bar, is 70 cms high and stands on a small electric sub station on the promenade.
Title of Piece: Coots

Artist: Brian Fell

Material/Media: Drawn Steel Bar

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Morecambe Promenade

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