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Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes
Tameside's World Cup Heroes

© the artist. Photo credit: Fiona Matthewson / Art UK

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Statues of three World Cup winners: Sir Geoff Hurst, who bagged a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup win over West Germany at Wembley, was born in Ashton in 1941 and spent his early years living in neighbouring Denton before his family moved to Essex; Jimmy Armfield OBE, a former Blackpool star, who was a substitute in the same game, was also born and raised in Denton and was captain of the England side before Bobby Moore; Simone Perrotta, being the third Tamesider to lift the famous trophy with Italy in 2006. The star was born in Ashton in 1977 to Italian parents and spent five years there attending the old St Ann’s Primary School on Burlington Street. (Chris Slater, 'World Cup winner Simone Perrotta finds out about hometown statue... seven years after it was put up', Manchester Evening News, 20th September 2017)

Date

2010

Accession number

OL7_FM_S013

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

22 December 2010


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Located at

Richmond Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

OL7 9HG

Located outside Curzon Ashton Football Club.