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Sir Stanley Mathews C.B.E. Statue - Stoke on Trent, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 59.370 W 002° 10.628
30U E 555235 N 5871419
Quick Description: Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (1 February 1915 – 23 February 2000) was an English footballer. This triple figure statue was erected after his death outside the stadium of Stoke City Football Club for whom he played for many years.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/28/2019 9:34:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM109QJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
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Long Description:

"Sculptors Julian Jeffrey, Carl Payne and Andy Edwards. The three nine-foot statues were made by local artists, showing Sir Stanley at different stages of his football career, which spanned more than 30 years. The location of the statue is Stoke City FC’s home, the Britannia Stadium but it points towards the club’s old Victoria Ground where Sir Stanley used to play.

The statues themselves were fashioned from local clay before being cast. The creation of the statues took a whole year to complete. Carl Payne, one of the sculptors, refers to the work as the evolution of Sir Stanley as the ‘Wizard Of Dribble.’ He said “Historically it is absolutely correct. People who knew Stan donated his old football boots so we could get it authentic – right down to the last eyelet. All the balls are in the right era and the strip, even the rope around the shorts of Sir Stan when he was a young lad and making his debut for Stoke."
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Hours of Operation:
Always available


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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