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Anchor sculpture donated to support Ulverston canal regeneration

Chris Brammall Anchor

Architectural sculptor and blacksmith, Chris Brammall and his team have long been supporters of the fantastic projects undertaken by the Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group whose volunteers work tirelessly to make the canal an enjoyable and interesting place to visit.

This autumn, Chris donated an anchor to sit at the entrance to the canal foot. Designed by Chris, the anchor is made from Corten steel to complement the existing Corten totems which line the canal path. Apprentice blacksmith, Ali Burrows worked alongside Chris to fabricate the piece in Brammall’s Ulverston workshop and the piece was fitted in to its new permanent home. The unveiling of the new sculpture marked the start of the popular annual anchor festival which sees local schools, community groups, youth groups and businesses decorate anchors to adorn the tow path.

Chris said: “I’m delighted to have created and donated this sculpture to the canal. Supporting the work that the group does to maintain and protect the canal is something I’m incredibly passionate about, so being able to help in this small way was important to me.”

Chairman of the Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group, Colin Smith, is delighted with the new addition to the canal path: “Thank you to all the team at Chris Brammall for such a fantastic installation. It really is quite stunning and makes a real statement at the entrance to the canal. We hope visitors to the canal path like it as much as we do.”

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