Photographer's Note


The only photo on TE of Flint (Flintshire, Wales) is from 2007 and it is therefore about time for some new impressions of this historic little town.
The city is located at the mouth of the River Dee. In 1284, Flint was the first town in Wales to receive a town charter (a variant of city rights).

Flint is known, among other things, for the ruins of Flint Castle.
This castle is a scene in a play by Shakespeare, Richard II. And there is a beautiful print (watercolor on paper) by the famous JMW Turner in Tate Britain of the castle.

Three characteristic images placed at the Flint Foreshore around the ruins of “Castell y Fflint” tell their story about Flint.

Local artist Mike Owen designed the statues following discussions with the local community as part of a community arts project.

Welsh Government Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Lord Ellis-Thomas said;
“I am delighted to see how community engagement coupled with Welsh Government funding has enabled this delightful project help reflect contemporary life and pay tribute to important local heritage. It also provides a welcome boost to Flint and the surrounding area. ”

“Each Story Seat includes a carved character that represents a story from the coast.
Having looked at all the suggestions from the locals the figures should be an RNLI officer ((Royal National Lifeboat Institution), a fisherwoman with baskets full of fish and a WWI soldier. Characters that represent Flint's past and present. ”

■ Picture 1: ◄ RNLI COASTGUARD ►

■ Picture 2: ◄ FISHERWOMAN ►

■ Picture 3: ◄ WWI SOLDIER ►

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5618 W: 329 N: 10882] (42648)
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