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HEROES....JUST FOR ONE DAY

EARTHLY MESSENGER UNVEILING 25th March 2018
 

All photos copyright Karl Vaughan unless stated

Neale Wareham's picture gallery here

The build up...

photo copyright Paul Barrow

Local heroes Callow Saints played a set to a local crowd before the unveiling

Rocking Ray Smith who played Friars in the era Bowie did

photo copyright Don Stone
 

A huge crowd awaiting the unveiling

Attracting national television coverage

photo copyright Don Stone
 

TV crews....walking through the Market Square

photo copyright Don Stone
 

The statue was unveiled by local heroes Howard Jones and Steve Hogarth, seen here with Friars promoter and statue project organiser David Stopps and Andrew Sinclair whose amazing work on the statue reaped great rewards.

Steve Hogarth, Pete Trewavas and Steve Rothery seen here with Friars promoter and statue project organiser David Stopps

photo copyright Don Stone
 

photo copyright Don Stone
 

Howard Jones, seen here with Friars promoter and statue project organiser David Stopps

photo copyright Don Stone
 

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

photo copyright Neale Wareham
 

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

Post unveiling, Howard Jones and Steve Hogarth

photo copyright Sue Stopps

L-R David Stopps, Howard Jones, Andrew Sinclair, Steve Hogarth, Rob Stringer, Sue Stopps and Diane Coates

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

Post unveiling, Andrew Sinclair and David Stopps

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

Post unveiling, CEO of Sony Music Rob Stringer and David Stopps

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

Without whom......Sue and David Stopps

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

photo copyright Judy Pearce

 

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

photo copyright Stephen Daglish

Statue organiser David Stopps with John Braley and the immortal Pete Frame

photo copyright Stephen Daglish

Statue organiser Sue Stopps

photo copyright Stephen Daglish

Marillion's Steve Hogarth in full flight

photo copyright Barry Rivett
 

End of the magnificent concert saw Marillion and Howard Jones perform "Heroes"

photo copyright Barry Rivett
 

photo copyright Barry Rivett
 

Taking a rightful bow at the end of the evening, statue organisers David and Sue Stopps

photo copyright Alan Jones
 

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