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Portrait Bench Rochdale
Portrait Bench Rochdale
Portrait Bench Rochdale
Portrait Bench Rochdale
Portrait Bench Rochdale
Portrait Bench Rochdale
Portrait Bench Rochdale

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A wooden bench, behind which are laser-cut, two-dimensional, life-size images of three important local figures: Dame Gracie Fields; Harriet Ellis (world champion windsurfer) and Lynne Coxell (headteacher of St Edward's CE Primary school). A plaque gives brief descriptions of the three people commemorated.


mild steel

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commissioned by sustrans

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Unveiling date

9th January 2013


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Located at

Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale

OL11 4HY

Located on the Rochdale Canal towpath just south of Castleton, between the Norton Grange Hotel and the railway line.