Bob steps in with a new sculpture

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For more than 18 months, vol­un­teers from the Friends of North Lodge Park in Cromer have been restor­ing the Rose Gar­den in the park, work­ing around the empty plinth which once sup­ported a sun dial.

When lo­cal sculp­tor Bob Catchpole heard the friends group was look­ing for a sculpture, he do­nated one.

“I have worked with old gar­den tools for years, giv­ing them a new pur­pose,” Bob said. “So when I heard about the work of the vol­un­teers I thought that my use of re­cy­cled tools to pro­duce art fit­ted their as­pi­ra­tions.”

Barry Mead­ows of the friends said: “Thanks to Bob’s work you may never look at your gar­den forks and spades in quite the same way again.”

Bob at­tended Nor­wich School and Nor­wich Art School and stud­ied Fine Art at New­cas­tle Univer­sity be­fore do­ing a post­grad­u­ate de­gree at the Slade School of Fine Art in Lon­don. He has spent a large part of his pro­fes­sional life teach­ing sculpture, lat­terly be­ing head of sculpture at Eton Col­lege, Wind­sor for al­most 30 years.

He es­tab­lished his stu­dio in North Wal­sham in 1985 and has lived there ever since.

Bob Catchpole and coun­cil­lor John Lee at the un­veil­ing of Bob’s sculpture in the Rose Gar­den.

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