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Dame Gracie Fields

Photo: Poorlyglot Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Sean Hedges-Quinn (b.1968)

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: 18th September 2016 by Roy Hudd, the comedian and media personality, who was a friend of Gracie Fields.

Dame Gracie Fields

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (1898-1979) was an actress, singer and comedian. This bronze statue was unveiled in September 2016 to local acclaim. Rochdale was Fields’ hometown, and although she retired to the island of Capri in Italy, she never forgot her roots and often returned.

This statue is believed to be the first statue of a woman erected in Greater Manchester for over 100 years.

Location: Town Hall Square, Rochdale, Lancashire.