Overstrand gets beach maze artwork

Published:
5:30 a.m. February 4, 2022



It was intended as a temporary symbol of hope during the difficult days of the coronavirus lockdowns, and now a poignant work of art has become a permanent fixture at Overstrand.

A maze wall hanging by Mary Green, Claire Goldwater and Cynthia Byers – which was part of an exhibition at the village’s Belfry Center in Cromer Road last year – has found a new home on the side of an adjacent bus shelter .

It was inspired by a maze that was drawn on the beach every new moon during the 2020-21 lockdowns as a symbol of hope when it was difficult for community members to meet face to face.


Overwhelmed residents, parish, district and county councilors at the unveiling.
– Credit: Provided by Bruce Stratton

Ms Green said at the unveiling: “The beach mazes were laid out by myself and Cynthia allowing people to connect with each other by leaving footprints and words in the sand.

“The maze has been presented in many forms and is a wonderful permanent presence in the heart of the village.

“Labyrinths will still be found on Overstrand Beach at each new moon and at additional times near Cromer Pier.”


The Labyrinth on the bus shelter near Belfry School, Overstrand.

The Labyrinth on the bus shelter near Belfry School, Overstrand.
– Credit: Provided by Bruce Stratton


A plaque next to the Labyrinth at Overstrand.

A plaque next to the Labyrinth at Overstrand.
– Credit: Provided by Bruce Stratton

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