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Cracking statue! Wallace and Gromit to be honoured in Preston

A Wallace and Gromit statue is to be unveiled in the home town of their creator Nick Park.

The bronze – taken from the 1993 film The Wrong Trousers – will be placed in Preston in August.

Park and local sculptor Peter Hodgkinson have designed the work.


It is being made at the Castle Fine Arts Foundry in Wales.

The cost is being met by funds from the Government’s national town initiative.

Park said: “It is such a great honour for me, as a proud Prestonian, to see my characters Wallace and Gromit cast in bronze and given pride of place in my home town.”

John Chesworth, chair of the Preston Partnership and the Preston Towns Fund Board, said:

“Nick is one of our most famous living Prestonians and it’s great that we can celebrate his achievements with this new sculpture.

“Wallace and Gromit are familiar to millions and the films are hugely popular with all age groups.

“We very much look forward to welcoming the duo to Preston and to inviting people to come into the city centre to visit them.”







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