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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Cumbrian beach art show dazzles judges

A giant dolphin was crowned best on the beach at the annual Beached Art show.

Sand sculpture photo
Mayor and mayoress Geoff and Sandra Garrity

Around 150 people turned out to see the sandy creations at St Bees – despite showers.

First prize for the dolphin design went to Simon Wheatley and his son Jackson, from Kendal. Pupils from St Bees School were runners-up, while a group of whelks designed by Zoe Crossan of St Bees and her daughter Coco took third.

The judges were the mayor and mayoress of Copeland, Geoff and Sandra Garrity.

Andrea Simpson, from organisers Cumbria Wildlife Trust, said it had been a “fantastic day”.

“Everyone got really stuck in despite the bad weather and the standard of the sand sculptures was incredibly high,” he said.

In the sand sculpture competition, the designs included seals, turtles and crabs.

There was also a mobile rock pool, face painting, arts and crafts and a rock pool ramble.

“I think the rambles and rock pools were really educational for the children and the adults,” said Andrea.

“Everyone was very enthusiastic and everyone seemed to really enjoy the day.”

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