Eric Morecambe statue names need a right good clean

Reading the writing at the Eric Morecambe statue.
Reading the writing at the Eric Morecambe statue.
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The Eric Morecambe Statue will receive some TLC thanks to a friend of the great man’s producer.

June Tedbury paid a recent visit to Morecambe and thought the engravings of names near the statue were dirty and difficult to read.

So she complained to Lancaster City Council, who will arrange for maintenance to be carried out.

Several hundred names of benefactors who donated money towards the statue are engraved on plaques close to the sculpture, unveiled by the Queen in 1999.

They include TV presenter and journalist Sir David Frost, who died recently.

June, who now lives in London, was close friends with John Ammonds, who produced the Morecambe and Wise show from 1968 to 1974.

She used to live in Morecambe at 54 Christie Avenue, just a few doors from Eric’s home at number 43.

Her father Jack McEvoy worked as assistant manager at Morecambe Tower, the old-time entertainment venue where Gala Bingo now stands.