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Tameside Statues

Public Art Programme

There are a number of statues and sculptures across the borough. Nine of these celebrate the history and heritage of the borough, with a unique bronze statue in each of the nine towns.

There are two bronze statues, commemorating the sporting legends of the borough. One is located at Aldwinians Rugby club and features Eric Evans, who captained England’s Rugby Union Team 1956-58. The other is at the Roy Oldham Sports Village in Ashton and features three holders of the Football World Cup winner’s medal: Sir Geoff Hurst MBE and Jimmy Armfield CBE, who were with England in 1966, and Simone Perrotta who was born in Ashton but played for Italy in 2006.

The political history of Tameside is celebrated with a bronze statue celebrating the Chartist movement for social reform which is located in Hyde Town Centre.
Seven aluminium statues are located along Lord Sheldon Way at the boundary of Ashton and Audenshaw, reflecting local leisure pastime.

Following the tragic death of George Floyd and in light of our support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign, we have reviewed the borough’s collection of public sculptures and Blue Plaques. Currently there are none that we would propose removing. However our collection is always under review and we are attentive to the public’s views on historical figures who have been celebrated and commemorated.
 
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has also pledged our commitment to further reflection and action to address race inequality issues. For further information see https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/greater-manchester-statement-on-george-floyd-and-black-lives-matter/
If you have any concerns about the statues or blue and brown plaques in Tameside, please contact events@tameside.gov.uk

Map of TamesideAudenshaw Statues Denton Statues Hyde Statues Dukinfield Statues Droylsden Statues Ashton Statues Mossley Statues Stalybridge Statues Longdendale Statues

Ashton | Denton | Audenshaw | Dukinfield | Droylsden | Hyde | Longdendale & Hattersley | Mossley | Stalybridge

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