Family invited to view Eric’s statue

Eric Morecambe statue

Eric Morecambe statue

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Eric Morecambe’s family have been invited to oversee reinstatement of his home town’s famous tribute following repair work.

On Thursday, December 11, the statue will return to its rightful place on the promenade. The date marks the date Eric married his wife, Joan.

The focus on the day will be the practical work of embedding the supporting structure for the statue, with an opportunity for the family to see the work taking place. A formal celebration will take place next March.

Coun Ron Sands said: “Naturally everyone will be very excited to see the statue back in its rightful place – Morecambe hasn’t felt quite the same.

“There has obviously been a lot of interest in celebrating the return and we’re keen to put on an official event.

“We want to celebrate the statue’s return by holding an event on a weekend that celebrates what the statue, and Eric Morecambe’s legacy, bring to the town but also kick starts the tourist season.