Fish Man & Boy

Fish Man & Boy Fishermen In Sculptural Heritage (FISH)

FISH was set up to raise funds for a bronze statue 'Man & Boy' overlooking Brixham Harbour to mark lives lost at sea and the Bay's fishing heritage
Fishermen In Sculptural Heritage (FISH) is registered charity number 1135142
Our voluntary committee (drawn from local businesses, seafaring families, local councillors and representatives from The Fishermens' Mission in Torbay) have been working since 2007 to raise funds for a life-sized bronze statue to commemorate lives lost at sea and celebrate the long fishing heritage of Brixham, Devon, UK and the surrounding area of Torbay.
Fundraising began in 2008 and will continue up to the grand unveiling of the statue during Torbay RNLI Lifeboat Week in August 2016. This is a very important date, as it marks the 150-year anniversary of The Great Storm of 1866 when dozens of fishing vessels were sunk in Torbay and over 100 seafarers lost their lives. This major event saw the birth of Torbay Lifeboat, which has continued to save countless lives since. Our statue 'Man & Boy' will give the Bay a focal point to remember lives lost but also to celebrate the rich and historic fishing heritage which continues today, with Brixham landing the highest-value catch in England.
Our dedicated committee are working tirelessly to raise the funds needed, supported by many local groups, businesses and residents to reach our target of placing 'Man & Boy' on King's Quay, Brixham Harbour, in August 2016 - where it will remain to stand proud for centuries!
'Man & Boy' is being created by local Brixham artist Elisabeth Hadley. Local men, including fellow artist Peter Stride, have modelled for the figures, and the design has been based on an etching called 'The Wheel' by Brixham artist Arthur Briscoe (1873-1943).
Half-size resin model appears at many local events including Fishstock Festival.
The Man & Boy statue featured in the Sky Atlantic series 'Fish Town' in 2011.

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