Tommy - Eleven O One - Seaham - WW1

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Tommy - Eleven O One - Seaham - WW1 

In the charming town of Seaham, County Durham, you'll stumble upon a powerful tribute to the brave soldiers of the First World War. Meet Tommy, a poignant statue created by artist Ray Lonsdale, proudly displayed near the Seaham war memorial on the picturesque seafront of Terrace Green. But what makes Tommy truly special is its name, 1101, or Eleven-O-One, which commemorates the exact moment when peace was restored at 11am on November 11, 1918, marking the end of the devastating war.
In the charming town of Seaham, County Durham, you'll stumble upon a powerful tribute to the brave soldiers of the First World War. Meet Tommy, a poignant statue created by artist Ray Lonsdale, proudly displayed near the Seaham war memorial on the picturesque seafront of Terrace Green. But what makes Tommy truly special is its name, 1101, or Eleven-O-One, which commemorates the exact moment when peace was restored at 11am on November 11, 1918, marking the end of the devastating war.


The corten steel statue weighs 1.2 tonnes (1.2 long tons; 1.3 short tons) and is 9 feet 5 inches (2.87 m) tall, with a rusty red patina. It depicts a First World War soldier, wearing boots, puttees, greatcoat and tin hat, sitting on an ammunition box, with downcast eyes, holding the barrel of his grounded rifle in his right hand. It is officially named 1101 (or Eleven-O-One), referring to the first minute of peace as the armistice came into force at 11am on 11 November 1918, but is more popularly known as Tommy, referring to the archetype private soldier Tommy Atkins.

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All images are printed on Lustre paper, featuring a very natural photographic finish reminiscent of traditional photographic printing. Lustre prints are very resistant to fingerprints, scratches and scuffs and feature a semi-matt finish with minimal glare, ideal for landscape photography.

Only 9"x6" prints and framed prints come with a white mount.

All orders will be securely wrapped and will arrive in either a postal tube, book wrap or a box for added protection.

All our frames are solid wood and come with glass, please take care when opening your order. Framed examples shown are to give a sense of how your order might look and are not an exact representation.