New Skegness Jolly Fisherman statue rethink


Plans for a new Jolly Fisherman statue at Skegness Railway Station have been put on hold after objections.

Skegness Mayor Mark Anderson said the new design looked like a "Buddha" or a "gargoyle" and did not represent the image of the town.

The town's more famous Jolly Fisherman statue, which shows him with his arms outstretched on top of a water feature, will remain in Tower Gardens.

Councillor Chris Briggs, from Lincolnshire County Council, said the new design for the railway station showed a fisherman patting a sea lion and holding a beach ball.

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