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Andy Capp statue might be coming to Hartlepool England

Citizens of North Hartlepool England will be lobbied for a statue to commemorate cartoon strip character Andy Capp this month. The North Hartlepool Partnership will be leafletting door to door to gauge public interest and if it exists, the partnership will ask the Daily Mirror – where Andy Capp was first published back in 1957 – and ask for a sizable donation.  The project has been discussed for several years, but has not gained enough momentum to bring it to realization.

The proposed statue is 5′ tall and made of bronze.  The cost is estimated at £20,000.

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#1 The Daily Cartoonist | News and blog about comic strips, editorial cartoons, cartoons
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[…] Reporter Tom Spurgeon reports that the Andy Capp statue that was proposed last fall will be unveiled later this week. I haven’t been able to get to the Hartlepool Mail’s […]

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