Alice Returns to Skokholm

Anyone who has visited the beautiful island of Skokholm, off the Pembrokeshire coast, will know who Alice is. She guards the Wheelhouse, one of the buildings on the island, and is the figurehead from the shipwreck the Alice Williams.

Replica of AliceThe Alice Williams was shipwrecked off the island in 1928 and the remains of the ship was used to build the Wheelhouse on the island, with the figurehead proudly placed above the landing quay on the island looking back to North Haven on  Skomer Island.

Alice was eventually moved into the Wheelhouse and has watched over many a sociable evening in the communal eating area for many years.

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales along with the Friends of the Islands decided to have a replica made of Alice so that she may once again grace the cliff tops of Skokholm, whilst at the same time retaining the original Alice in the Wheelhouse.

The Friends of Skokholm and Skomer fundraised to commission a replica from local artist Sean Kehoe. This is now back where the Alice originally sat, looking out over the straits between Skokholm and Skomer. The replica is made of driftwood sycamore that Sean found near where he lives.