Morecambe and Wise statue to be unveiled in Blackpool
A statue of comedy legends Morecambe and Wise will be unveiled in their "spiritual home" of Blackpool in October.
It will mark the 75th anniversary of their debut performance as a double act at Liverpool's Empire Theatre in 1941.
The 8ft bronzed sculpture has been designed by Graham Ibbeson, who made the statue of Eric in the comedian's hometown of Morecambe in 1999.
Eric's widow Joan said: "It will be a day that will live with us forever."
Speaking on behalf of herself and Wise's widow Doreen, she added: "We never dreamt of seeing a statue unveiled to both Eric and... read more
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