Seaham Soldier

On the North East coast at the village of Seaham a tall figure sits on the cliff top.It is an amazing statue by a local artist RAY LONSDALE.It stands 9’5″ tall, and weighs 1.2 tonnes made from corteen steel
The First World War soldier sits slumped from exhaustion, it is one minute after the Armistice, the title “Eleven O’One.”


 Originally a temporary location the local folk took him to their hearts and decided to fund raise the £85,000 to keep him.He is now known affectionately as Tommy. The attention to detail on his satchel, water bottle, rifle is impressive and visitors spend some time taking it all in.

If you get the chance to visit don’t miss the moving poem inscribed on the base.
If you need refreshment head to the fifties style ice cream parlour LICKETY SPLIT which you will find opposite.
Complete with working Juke Box .


Not sure if all the ice creams on offer are in good taste… One is called Trench Foot!


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