Museum shows the way to get a-head

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AN EXHIBITION is showcasing naval figureheads which have been made over the last 70 years.

Eric Walker is a naval figurehead consultant and sculptor and has displayed his figureheads, made from wood and ceramics, at Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham.

Figureheads from HMS Daedalus in Lee-on-the-Solent, HMS Collingwood in Fareham and HMS Vincent in Gosport are just some of those on display.

Tom de Wit, curator at the museum, said: 'It's quite a fascinating collection. Some of these figureheads may be the only record of them anywhere in existence. I think a lot of local people will be interested as a lot of them can relate to the local establishments.'

HEAD START Former Royal Navy seaman Eric Walker from Bridgemary who has organised an exhibition at the Westbury Manor Museum of ceramic ships figureheads he has made