A WELSH man, upset See Monster has closed, is now calling on the government to house the 33-metre installation at Barry Island as a leisure complex. 

In a bid to avoid watching the towering structure 'wasted' for scrap, the great-grandad from Newport will present a petition to parliament demanding MPs save the art exhibition. 

Billy Dare fell in love with See Monster when he visited Weston last month on a trip with his great-grandson and friends who all 'loved it' and asked: "What can we do to save it?"

The former locomotive fireman likened its dismantlement to the old steam trains that were 'cut up for scrap' in a memory that 'broke my heart'.

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He said: "I’ll never forget the sight of all those steam locos that were sent to be cut up at the scrap yard at Barry Island.

"It breaks my heart to think they’re going to cut See Monster up after spending so much money and only being open to the public for a few weeks."

Mr Dare added: "It’s happening all over again."

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Last week, your Mercury published a poll of readers where just 38 per cent believed the attraction was worth the hype. 

So what do you think: should Barry take See Monster off Weston's hands?