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SALFORD KNACKERED STATUES AND MONUMENTS SEARCH FOR RESTORATION
 

Star date: 8th September 2018

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR SALFORD MONUMENTS TO BE RESTORED

Surface repair company, Plastic Surgeon, has launched a national campaign to find knackered statues, public artworks and monuments which deserve restoration.

The Community Restoration Project campaign "not only wants to restore a forgotten landmark somewhere in the UK, but forgotten civic pride too" states the company.  The best ones will be put on a shortlist and the nation will vote for the chosen one. Unfortunately it's too late for the Salford Quays Cranes!

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Somewhere in Salford there will be a statue, monument or public artwork that is screaming out for restoration, that the whole nation could come to love. And the search is on to find it.

Plastic Surgeon, a specialist finishing and repair firm, has launched a national Community Restoration Project campaign looking for cracked statues, stained public artworks and tired local monuments to renovate.

"It's a campaign inspired by an undertaking of ours in North Shields, which saw us restore a statue of Stan Laurel marking the fact he grew up within the area" says Gary Danson, Operations Director for Plastic Surgeon.

"After 30 years of neglect and exposure to the elements, it was looking in a very sorry state until we stepped in and rectified the wear and tear" he adds "The feedback we received following its restoration was great, while it also seemed to create a sense of restored civic pride alongside the actual restoration itself hence the concept of community restoration. It was this that inspired us to try and replicate the enthusiasm for the results of our repair work elsewhere."

Unfortunately the work won't stretch to Buile Hill Mansion which is too huge but things like the Tree of Knowledge in Charlestown could be in with a shout.

Suggestions from across the North West will compete for a place on a nationwide shortlist, and a popular vote will then decide the winner. Entries should explain why the installation is important to the community and why it is worthy of restoration, to whip up public support.

If anyone has any ideas for a worthy Salford landmark, see the website for full details of how to nominate it www.plastic-surgeon.co.uk/the-community-restoration-project  Entries close on 28th September

Steve Hogan wrote
at 07:29:36 on 02 October 2018
If I have this right the Mural was put a decision made by Girls at the school. If legend is correct they had the choice between the Mural and a Swimming Pool.

Bob the regular wrote
at 12:12:16 on 10 September 2018
That Mural, many a time I have gone past it and wondered what it was about, never thought to ask anyone. I guess they will have to move it, but how? It will be a hell of a job, but its got to be done. I hope the Star will have wind of its moving ,and I think it should be recorded by a good video crew of how it is done.

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