Bronzed and Beautiful

Mrs P and her sister were planning a long walk with the dogs this morning. It’s a slightly convoluted arrangement involving two cars and a spare person to drive. What happens is that they meet up at Mossley, switch to one car and are driven to a place called Diggle so they can walk back along the canal. Today I was that volunteer driver.

We decided to drive to Mossley via Mottram. It’s a dog’s leg of a route, but the M67 means it’s quicker than the shorter route. As I turned left from Hyde Road onto Stalybridge, there was a spooky moment. There was a figure sitting on a bench, but then a quick double take confirmed that it wasn’t a person at all, but a life-size bronze of L S Lowry, sketchpad in hand.

I don’t know how, but the unveiling of the statue in January had completely passed us by. I can only assume that it is securely fixed into the ground or I would have thought it would have vanished to be weighed in at some scrapyard by now. Looks good though.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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