A Fishy Tale
A Fishy Tale
A Fishy Tale
A Fishy Tale
A Fishy Tale
A Fishy Tale

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Situated by the River Ellen near to the harbour, Colin Telfer’s ‘A Fishy Tale’ is a charming commemoration of Maryport’s fishing heritage. The figures, two men and a boy, poise in contemplation over a basket of fish, a dog sat patiently next to them in an animated representation of nostalgia for a traditional fisherman’s life. The rusty-red colouring of the sculpture catches viewers' eyes across the water and sits in complimentary contrast to the luscious green of the grass further down the river, creating a picturesque scene outside Maryport Maritime museum.

A Fishy Tale




red sandstone, epoxy resin & haematite dust

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Allerdale Borough Council

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Unveiling date

24th April 1999


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Located at

Senhouse Street, Maryport

CA15 6AE

Located near Well Lane, adjacent to the Maryport Maritime Museum.