Congratulations must go to sculptor Graham Ibbeson for his magnificent sculpture of Morecambe & Wise that was unveiled at Blackpool Winter Gardens on Friday 14 October.
Graham said “After 2 years hard work, 2 legends appear again in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. They last appeared there 40 years ago in October 1976 . Their unique, inclusive, and warm humour united a nation and I’m honoured that I was given the opportunity to sculpt my comedy heroes, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.”
After the unveiling Eric’s daughter Gail said “It was all very emotional. I was taken aback. The likeness is fantastic and it’s wonderful that the statue is located in this venue.”
The project to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Morecambe & Wise has been a collective effort and thanks go out to everyone who has given their support.