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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.

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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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