Giant deckchair coming back to Bournemouth beach

Picture: Corin Messer.

Picture: Corin Messer.

First published in Beach News

 

A giant deckchair which made headlines around the world when it came to Bournemouth earlier this year is making a return visit.


The chair, which is believed to be the world's largest, springs back up on Bournemouth beach on Tuesday, August 21.


The red and white striped chair, which measures a whopping 8.5 metres tall, 5.5 metres wide and weighs almost six tonnes, put a smile on the faces of people who went to see it when it visited for four days in March.


Sculptor Stuart Murdoch spent three weeks putting the structure together after being commissioned by the drinks brand Pimms to mark the official start of British Summer Time.

He said: “When you are up as high as the deckchair, like when we were up on the cradle putting it together, that’s 8.5 metres high and that is scary.

“It was really straight forward to put up, it might not look it but it was. However, you you’d need a big spanner to make your own.

“The longest part of the deckchair’s frame is the longest piece of steel that you can possibly get, so that was the factor that we scaled everything else to.

 

 

 

 

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10:16am Fri 17 Aug 12

whataboutthat says...

Just needs one of Corin's camera victims sitting in it with arms crossed and an angry face...
Just needs one of Corin's camera victims sitting in it with arms crossed and an angry face... whataboutthat
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11:37am Fri 17 Aug 12

penhale says...

Is Eric Pickles visiting Bournemouth again then.
Is Eric Pickles visiting Bournemouth again then. penhale
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7:21pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Pablo23 says...

I can't disagree with this story.
It is big
I can't disagree with this story. It is big Pablo23
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9:30am Sat 18 Aug 12

pete woodley says...

just what bournemouth needs ?.
just what bournemouth needs ?. pete woodley
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11:29pm Sat 18 Aug 12

derek_acorah says...

Great to see Pimms get another mention. Another case of No 1 cup just arrived at Echo towers I'm sure, pimms o'clock once again on Richmond Hill. Mmmm......Pimms.

After the success of the road changes for the Olympic sailing spectators, can I please suggest more dedicated lanes and roundabout improvement for the immenent rush of massive deck chair efficionados? After all, I think I know what the great british public likes; and what they likes is deckchairs. Big ones. And this particular one is a true Leviathan of folding, coastal seating appliances. A majestic sight.
Great to see Pimms get another mention. Another case of No 1 cup just arrived at Echo towers I'm sure, pimms o'clock once again on Richmond Hill. Mmmm......Pimms. After the success of the road changes for the Olympic sailing spectators, can I please suggest more dedicated lanes and roundabout improvement for the immenent rush of massive deck chair efficionados? After all, I think I know what the great british public likes; and what they likes is deckchairs. Big ones. And this particular one is a true Leviathan of folding, coastal seating appliances. A majestic sight. derek_acorah
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10:21pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Football banning order yob says...

Yawn... Total none news story..
Yawn... Total none news story.. Football banning order yob
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