Yesterday, residents of Timperley and a legion of his fans joined together to mark the death of a Manchester icon, Frank Sidebottom. Fans of the comedian famous for his paper mache head joined together to celebrate the life of the town’s most famous former resident.
The streets of Timperley came to a standstill yesterday as over 1,000 fans gathered to the unveiling of a bronze statue created in memory of funnyman.
The statue was revealed to the paper mache stars’ fans on Stockport Road in Timperley village at precisely 11:37am, one of the comic’s catchphrases.
Sadly, Frank’s creator Chris Sievey died from cancer in 2010. His legions of fans raised the money to create the statue designed by Chester-based sculptor Colin Spofforth.
With a brightly coloured head, the statue is certainly an unlikely attraction for the area, but is sure to attract fans far and wide, especially seeing a film based on Frank is due to be released later next year.
Frank was always keen to put Timperley on the map and this statue will undoubtedly carry on Sidebottom’s great PR job for the town for years to come.