Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, Seaham

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  • This is an iconic sculpture and not to be missed if in the area. With the passing of the Queen, pebbles from the beach had been laid out in front to spell out ELIZABETH II RIP 
    This is an iconic sculpture and not to be missed if in the area. With the passing of the Queen, pebbles from the beach had been laid out in front to spell out ELIZABETH II RIP  more »
  • Didn’t realise it was just up from where we were staying so delighted to find it was when researching the area. Fabulous piece of artwork. Recommended. 
    Didn’t realise it was just up from where we were staying so delighted to find it was when researching the area. Fabulous piece of artwork. Recommended.  more »
  • I’d only seen pictures of this previously but seeing it in person was something else. It is so moving and an incredible piece of work. Unlike some artwork you don’t need an explanation of what it’s... 
    I’d only seen pictures of this previously but seeing it in person was something else. It is so moving and an incredible piece of work. Unlike some artwork you don’t need an explanation of what it’s...  more »
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  • Brilliant sculpture of 'Tommy' Set on the seafront at seaham, plenty of benches around to sit on. Lovely sea views, some lovely cafes and chippies to choose from. Free parking. Seaham is an historic mining town and to be honest their seafront and beaches are lovely. Definitely worth a trip.
  • Bleak, perhaps in a Wind, yet Attractive and Clean. This isn't the First time that we've been. The Fish 'n Chips, eaten in the Car, were Outstanding ; it has to be said. We parked at 'Nose Point', enjoying the View and certainly felt: Well Fed!
  • Lovely cold 🥶 bright day in Seaham, love this statue of Tommy, really makes you think of all those who died in ww1- all other wars Proud British 🇬🇧
  • What can one say about this? The futility and frugality of war. I share these words of Harry Patch,the last tommy We came across a lad from A company. He was ripped open from his shoulder to his waist by shrapnel and lying in a pool of blood. When we got to him, he said: 'Shoot me'. He was beyond human help and, before we could draw a revolver, he was dead. And the final word he uttered was 'Mother.' I remember that lad in particular. It's an image that has haunted me all my life, seared into my mind. When the war ended, I don't know if I was more relieved that we'd won or that I didn't have to go back. Passchendaele was a disastrous battle—thousands and thousands of young lives were lost. It makes me angry. Earlier this year, I went back to Ypres to shake the hand of Charles Kuentz, Germany's only surviving veteran from the war. It was emotional. He is 107. We've had 87 years to think what war is. To me, it's a licence to go out and murder. Why should the British government call me up and take me out to a battlefield to shoot a man I never knew, whose language I couldn't speak? All those lives lost for a war finished over a table. Now what is the sense in that?
  • Visiting my family in carlisle made a detor to see the Tommy by Ray Lonsdale at Seaham .brilliant fish and chips at downeys ,glass beach and the harbour well worth the hour detor brilliant day

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