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Sculpture paying tribute to horses that pulled Norfolk lifeboats until the 1930s is rescued by locals raising £15,000 to put it on permanent display

Padraic Flanagan: Daily Mail

A harbour sculpture that pays a vivid tribute to a coastal rescue service from a bygone age has been saved – thanks to civic pride.

The Lifeboat Horse by sculptor Rachael Long was installed in the harbour of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk last year as part of an art exhibition celebrating the town’s history.

The 10ft-tall structure made from steel bars and old whisky barrels was created to remember the real-life horses which, until 1936, would pull the town’s 33ft lifeboat two miles from its quay to Holkham Gap. …Read More

Pictured: The ‘Lifeboat Horse’ sculpture by Rachael Long stands on the mud flats during low tide at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk

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