Sowerby Bridge Sculpture by pcoulson

Sowerby Bridge Sculpture

Jack o' the locks by sculptor Roger Burnett produced this Bronze statue in 1999 of Richard Tiffany pushing backwards against a lock gate arm, portrayed in typical working gear with boots and an old jacket, he is also wearing a cravat and on his head he is wearing a traditional Yorkshire style cloth cap,
The sculpture depicts the town's lock keeper during the last days of commercial carrying. Richard Tiffany was a well-known local character and his great-grandson modelled for the figure of the boy.
What a wonderful sculpture. My grandad always wore a cloth cap on holiday and a bowler on formal occasions. fav
January 30th, 2020  
What a neat sculpture! I like your depiction, the way you positioned the gate arm gives the viewer a true idea of the work involved in operating the locks.
January 31st, 2020  
@onewing Thank you Babs for your interesting comment Jenny's grandad was a manager in an engineering works and went to work in a suit and bowler hat:)
January 31st, 2020  
@stray_shooter Many thanks for your great comment Ron, the sculpture is actual size and is located at the entrance to the Sowerby Bridge Canal boat marina, this was the first time I go a clear shot without parked cars in the road:)
January 31st, 2020  
January 31st, 2020  
@pdulis Thank you for finding the time to comment Peter:)
January 31st, 2020  
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