Crosby beach


Trips & Adventures – 31 May 2018

Chris and I set off from Piccadilly and Peter joined us at Warrington heading off for Waterloo on the Wirral peninsula.

We dined at The Queen’s Picture House – a Wetherspoon’s pub located in a premises last occupied by Waterloo Furnishing Stores Ltd, the successor to Pearsons department store which opened in 1960. Until 22 August 1959, the premises had been the Queens cinema. Converted to show ‘talkies’ in 1930, the cinema was purpose built in 1913 as the Queens Picture House.

After a very nice meal it was just a short walk to the beach, where we headed towards Blundell Sands and Crosby.

“Another Place” is an art installation on Crosby beach of 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three kilometres of the foreshore and stretch almost one kilometre out to sea.

Checking that the figures are realistic

The Another Place figures – each one weighing 650 kilos – are made from casts of the artist’s own body standing on the beach, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.

The weather was fantastic and we had another great day out.


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