Spent the hottest day of the year (so far) traveling to Suffolk to deliver a Herd of Deer to a customer near Aldeburgh. After a very early start to miss the traffic I stopped for a morning cuppa and cake at the Maltings near Snape, an arts complex on the banks of the River Alde. There’s a wonderful concert hall and cafe, and on this, the hottest day, the cafe was was a welcome respite from the heat being cooled by the sea breeze. The coffee was good and the cake even better and the cafe has fabulous views out across the lawn to the saltings and the river Alde.

On the lawn in front of the concert hall is a fabulous sculpture “The Family Man” by Barbara Hepworth. The Family of Man is an unfinished sculpture, created in the early 70s and unfinished at the time of Barbara Hepworths death. The complete sculpture is actually made up of 9 individual pieces. Two sets of the sculpture were cast; a complete set can be seen in the Yorkshire Sculture Park, the remaining set being broken up into smaller groups. One of these smaller groupings is in Wakefield, the other isĀ  at the Maltings.

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