A STRIKING anchor sculpture has been donated by architectural sculptor and blacksmith Chris Brammall to the Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group.

The unveiling of the Corten steel sculpture, which will sit at the canal foot, marked the start of the popular annual anchor festival which sees local schools, community groups, youth groups and businesses decorate anchors to adorn the tow path.

“Supporting the work that the group does to maintain and protect the canal is something I’m incredibly passionate about, so being able to help in this small way was important to me,” said Mr Brammall.