Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)
Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)

© Graham Ibbeson. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Steve Parrish / Art UK

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The much-loved English cricket umpire, 'Dickie' Bird, is depicted wearing his umpire's coat and cap, with a player's pullover tied around his waist. He is indicating that a player is out with a hand signal. The statue stands on a shallow plinth upon an inscribed pedestal.

Harold 'Dickie' Bird (b.1933)




bronze & stone


H 183 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 150 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type



Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council


Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Work status


Unveiling date

30th June 2009


at all times

Inscription description

front of pedestal: HAROLD "DICKIE" BIRD / M.B.E. O.B.E. Hons. D. (Univ.) LLD. / Honorary Freeman / of the Borough / Yorkshire C.C.C. / President 2014-15; on back on small plaque bolted to the stone: Harold 'Dickie' Bird / Sculpted by Graham Ibbeson / Unveiled on 30th June 2009


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Located at

Church Lane, Barnsley

S70 2HX

Located on the east side of Church Lane, to the south of the Barnsley College roundabout.