Redcar second artwork Lifelines celebrates fishing

Councillor Olwyn Peters and Environment Agency's Donna Robinson beside Lifeline
Image caption The installation celebrates the town's fishing industry

The second of two new sculptures celebrating the history of fishing and steelmaking in Redcar has been installed on its seafront.

The base of Lifelines, erected at the south end of the esplanade, features five boats.

It joins the sculpture Sinterlation, featuring boat designs and four large steel chains to represent the town's fishing fleet and blast furnace.

Lifelines was created by sculptor Ian Randall.

He said its aim was to reflect the natural environment of the seafront.

The artworks - which are 1km apart - are part of the £75m regeneration of the seafront.

The name Sinterlation, comes from sinter, a granulated material applied to the top of a blast furnace.

Lifelines represent boats being dragged back to shore.

Councillor Olwyn Peters, Redcar and Cleveland Council's cabinet member for leisure and tourism, said: "This fantastic piece of artwork really complements, the first sculpture, Sinterlation, which was installed earlier in the year and is a tribute to the town's fishing and steel connection."

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