80ft Statue Could be Stoke-on-Trent’s Very Own ‘Angel of the North’


How the statue might look

From Phil Corrigan at The Sentinel / 03.12.2016:

COUNCIL leaders have revived plans to build an 80ft statue of an Anglo-Saxon warrior.

The £3.5 million project was first proposed six years ago following the acquisition of the Staffordshire Hoard by the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

While a 9ft version of the statue, designed by Blurton-born artist Andy Edwards, has been installed at the museum, the larger project has stalled.

But now coalition leaders at Stoke-on-Trent City Council are resurrecting the plans as they look to boost tourism in the Potteries.

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