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Welcome Home scuplture

Lower Lighthouse

Walk along the promenade, heading towards the North Euston Hotel. Opposite the hotel, you’ll see the Lower Lighthouse, the little brother of the Pharos lighthouse where we started our walk.

Just past the lighthouse you’ll find a bronze sculpture called ‘Welcome Home’.

Lower Lighthouse

The crew were at sea for three weeks and only at home for two or three days, so there wasn’t a lot of time to see their family. Some people didn’t like waving goodbye as they thought it was a bit unlucky.

A lot more people came to wave them back in when the ships came home. The Lofthouse family, who own the company that make Fishermen’s Friends lozenges, wanted to create a piece of sculpture that recalled the happy side of those days. This bronze by Anita Lafford was the result.

As you walk a bit further on, you’ll see another monument. This was built as a memorial to all the people who’d been involved in Fleetwood’s fishing industry which came to an end in the early 1980’s.

Sculpture

It’s a depiction of the equipment used on a traditional trawler, with a list of the names of all the ships that lost one or more of their crew. People regularly come and put flowers here.

That seems a fitting end to our walk. If you cross the road and walk through the park and walk down Upper Lune Street, you’ll be back at the Pharos lighthouse where we started our walk.

Alternatively you could carry along the prom a little bit further and see if the Knott End Ferry is running for a trip across the water!

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