This morning (Friday 10 September) people waited in anticipation for the Wallace and Gromit bench to be unveiled.Advertisement
Based on the cheese-loving inventor and his loyal companion as they appeared in The Wrong Trousers, the bench sculpture has been given pride of place outside Preston Markets, close to the entrance on Orchard Street.
Crackin’ bench Gromit!!
Fantastic unveiling of the #WallaceGromitBench at @prestonmarkets this morning
Come down from 11am to have your 📸taken on the bench
*Please queue safely@aardman pic.twitter.com/IChnOow8wi
— Visit Preston (@visitpreston) September 10, 2021
Nick Park, Prestonian creator of Wallace and Gromit looked thrilled to be at the bench this morning.
And here it is! Nick Park with #WallaceGromitBench in #Preston @aardman pic.twitter.com/QbdNgjm4sV
— Preston City Council (@prestoncouncil) September 10, 2021
The bench was unveiled to the media at 10am.
Read more: It’s the wrong trousers Gromit! Preston’s new Wallace and Gromit bench unveiled by creator Nick Park
Nick Park @aardman in Preston for the launch of the Wallace and Gromit bench. Fabulous @visitpreston @UCLan On @BBCTheOneShow later 😊 pic.twitter.com/BvlsCkENba
— Jane Anthony (@jcanthony7) September 10, 2021
Then the bench was officially opened to the public at 11am.
@PrestonMarkets tweeted: “This looks amazing! So pleased to have the #WallaceGromitBench at #prestonmarkets.”
Jessica Hubbard took to social media to write: “Great to see the new bench in one of my old patches- Wallace and Gromit were an icon of my childhood.”
@heightsfarmali tweeted: “Wow! Love this! #wallacegromitbench“
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