Mary's Shell
Mary's Shell
Mary's Shell
Mary's Shell
Mary's Shell
Mary's Shell
Mary's Shell
Mary's Shell

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The complex Conch shell is another visual prop to the ‘Sea Swallow’ story, set along Wyre's Mythic Coast. Mary is the hero of the story and her adventure to save the town from a devastating tsunami depended on capturing the Golden Shell from the Sea Ogre in his lair, down in the great Lune Deep. The shell disappears twice daily with the tide.

Mary's Shell


2013 or before


stainless steel


H 400 x W 800 x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Wyre Council

Work type



Wyre Council


Wyre Council

Work status


Unveiling date

September 2013


at all times

Access note

Subject to tidal patterns.


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Located at

North Promenade, Cleveleys


This sculpture is situated on the beach, partially covered at high tide.