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Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom

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A creation of comedian and musician Chris Sievey (1955–2010), Frank Sidebottom was an anarchic cartoon like alter ego. The character was recognisable by his large spheroidal head and always sharply dressed in a suit. He built a cult following throughout the late 1980s, appearing regularly on television and radio.

Frank Sidebottom






H 172 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

erected by public fundraising

Work type



Trafford Council

Work status


Unveiling date

20th October 2013


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Inscription description

plaque: In memory of Chris Sievey, 1955-2010, creator of Frank Sidebottom / “ as long as I gaze on Timperley sunset, I am in paradise”


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