National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Family of Penguins


Type Street Furniture

     Nine penguins stand on the seafront esplanade. Seven birds seem lost and surround a signpost which gives directions to local places and to the South Pole. Another two stand looking out to sea, apparently having found their way.
     Commissioned by the former council as a 'jolly' addition to the new signpost erected on the seafront esplande,(1) the penguins were made to Wiles's designs by a company who specialise in making customised litter bins, bollards and street furniture.(2)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Great British Bollard Company, None Builder
Wiles, Tony Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Each penguin Steel, concrete and polyurethane coating 105cm high approx x 66cm wide approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Accretions
Structural condition
  • Graffiti
Road Newcomen Terrace
Precise location Seafront
A-Z ref 28 3D
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1994
Unveiling details Installed c.1994
Commissioned by Langbaurgh Borough Council
Duty of care Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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