Wallace and Gromit to be honoured with statue in creator Nick Park's home town
Nick Park says it is 'such a great honour for me to see my characters cast in bronze and given pride of place in my home town'.
It is hoped it will be installed in August.The sculptures of the comedy duo, whose films also include A Grand Day Out and A Close Shave, are being funded by money Preston received from the government's national towns fund initiative.AdvertisementThe idea of the fund is to encourage people back into town and city centres following the
coronaviruspandemic.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."Image:The late actor Peter Sallis was the voice of Wallace
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. headtopics.comRead more: Sky News »
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