Sunday, 19 April 2009

Laurel & Hardy Statue

Graham Ibbeson - Statue of Laurel and Hardy (2009)If you happen to be in the Cumbrian town of Ulverston today, avoid the town centre between 1pm and 5pm. It will be full of local dignitaries and their wives in silly hats, all puffed up with self-importance, waiting to see Ken Dodd unveil Graham Ibbeson's bronze statue of Laurel and Hardy (2009). A brass band will attempt to keep the dignitaries chirpy during their wait. Ken is due to unveil the statue at 3.50pm. Let's hope someone has cleaned off the bird poo shown in the BBC photo (title link). The sculpture looks good. Ollie's characteristic tie-twiddling is a nice touch. Pity the fundraisers didn't collect enough money to turn the mutt into a fountain. You can't expect doggie plumbing for a piddling £60,000.


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