Salcombe’s regular sculptor has designed and carved a beautiful wall carving of a crab for the Over 60’s Centre.

The creation was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Salcombe, Mike Fice outside the centre on Thursday, November 30.

Trading in crabs and lobsters has historically been an important part of the economy of Salcombe which makes this sculpture a very relatable image for people to see as they approach the town centre from Island Street.

The sculpture is one of several by Jim Martins, which enhance various buildings in Salcombe including Hanniford’s Landing, Redfern Health Centre and Holy Trinity Church.

The centre is a charity that was set up over 40 years ago and run entirely by volunteers. Apart from on Sundays, the centre is open every morning, providing a welcoming venue for local people and visitors who are over 60 to enjoy refreshments and lovely views over the estuary.

Salcombe Over 60’s Trustees have expressed their gratitude to Jim Martins and exclaimed how delighted they are to proudly display this sculpture on the wall of the centre for all to enjoy.