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The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)
The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)
The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)
The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)
The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)
The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)
The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)
The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)

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The sculpture, set in a fountain, depicts Preston North End footballer Tom Finney sliding through a puddle while controlling the ball on a waterlogged pitch. It is based on a photograph taken by John Horton on 25th August 1956 during a match between Preston North End and Chelsea, at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground.
Title

The Splash: Sir Tom Finney (1922–2014)

Date

2004

Medium

bronze, concrete, brick & Lakeland slate

Measurements

H 250 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E);
Plinth: H (?) x W 600 x D 800 cm

Accession number

PR1_SB_S010

Work type

Statue

Owner

Preston North End Football Club

Custodian

Preston North End Football Club

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

7th August 2004

Access

at all times

Inscription description

plaque on the base: The Splash / by Peter Hodgkinson MA (RCA) / Based on an action photograph / that became known as 'The Splash', / of Tom Finney on a waterlogged / Stamford Bridge, which was awarded / Sports Photograph of the year 1956. / The concept to recreate it as a / sculpture / fountain was by Ben Casey.

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Located at

Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston

PR1 6PA

Outside the west front of Preston North End Football Club Deepdale stadium.