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‘Big Fella’

Silloth is a small town in north Cumbria, on the coastline of the Solway Firth. Its seaside promenade looks across the Solway Firth to the hills of Southern Galloway in Scotland. This part of England’s west coast is renowned for its spectacular sunsets and was an inspiration for the famous 19th-century British landscape artist, J.M.W. Turner.

The impressive view along this coastline was also a favorite of a local Silloth businessman, Peter Richardson, who would regularly walk his dog along this coastal footpath. Richardson decided to commission a piece of artwork for the local area and he bequeathed the sculpture in his will as a gift to his hometown of Silloth.

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