It's made of steel, though it has the look of carved wood in places. It's called Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers; Freddie was one of the first Allied soldiers to enter the Belsen concentration camp on its liberation in World War II (I just lifted that from this article, which gives some interesting info about how it became a permanent fixture in Scarborough!) And it's by the artist Ray Lonsdale :)
But wait! Hold on a minute! Let us examine closely the following photograph:
Has The Tomboy shrunk??? Or is it in fact that the sculpture is built to a scale tending towards the ginormous??? It is, indeed, a sizeable problem...
This post was brought to you by Julie's The Height of Summer project-y series-y sharing-y thing. Me? I'm 5'7"-plus-a-little-tiny-bit, as it happens. (The little-tiny-bit is, of course, vital to my statistics.)