Shark Hooked On Roof – Local council has wanted it gone for some years but failed.
The fibreglass fish was installed on the roof of a house in Headington, Oxford in 1986. Owner Bill Heine commissioned the sculpture and fought and won long legal battle with the council to keep it.
A few years ago a bank wanted to repossess the house and remove the shark. But son Magnus stepped-in bought the property and saved the fish. A good thing too because it looks like the shark is not going to go anywhere.
Visitors regularly drop by to take a look at the shark. On the whole, it is regarded as a perfect addition to the community. It also attracts visitors and tourists.
Bill Heine died (2 April 2019) and locals talked to ynuk.tv and paid tribute to his sculpture.
What do you think of the sculpture? Is it your kind of thing for your roof? It is a very attractive piece of work.
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This #shark is going nowhere Catch the story https://t.co/vnTD4Xhkd3 local council in @OxfordCity wanted it removed #community love it! pic.twitter.com/suFW3X5zCG
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) April 15, 2019
A #shark hooked to roof of house since 1986 will stay connected https://t.co/vnTD4Xhkd3 support from #community #attraction #tourists #Oxford pic.twitter.com/yPpyfu3fjV
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) April 21, 2019
During a spring visit to Oxford found this https://t.co/vnTD4Xhkd3 shark stuck on roof of house #community #localcouncil #shark @OxfordCity pic.twitter.com/nKnZLkBDF8
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) November 27, 2020
This Shark has been amusing neighbours for years in Oxford https://t.co/vnTD4Xhkd3 owner won legal battle with council to keep it #Oxford #shark #OxfordCouncil #community #newsuk pic.twitter.com/pR3dofcnxY
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) February 28, 2023