Installation of Wallace and Gromit bench begins at Preston Markets

Posted on - 29th August, 2021 - 3:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston, What's On in Preston
Sculptor Peter Hodgkinson Pic: @pr1markettrader
Local sculptor Peter Hodgkinson has worked as a consultant on the project Pic: @pr1markettrader

Local sculptor Peter Hodgkinson has been at Preston Markets to oversee the installation of the new Wallace and Gromit bench.


Market trader Sheridan’s Bags and Bags took to social media to share their excitement and photos of Peter’s visit.

The bench will celebrate the animated duo’s Preston-born, Oscar-winning creator Nick Park.

Read more: Wallace and Gromit bench to be installed outside Preston’s Market Hall

Peter has worked on the project with Nick and the team at Aardman, the Bristol-based studio behind the Wallace and Gromit film franchise.

Wallace and Gromit bench installation Pic: @pr1markettrader
Wallace being moved into position Pic: @pr1markettrader

Based on the pair as they appeared in The Wrong Trousers, the bench is being produced in bronze at the Castle Fine Arts Foundry in Wales.

Sheridan’s said: “We can’t wait to see the finished product when it’s unveiled right here, outside Preston Market on Friday 10 September.”

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