For the love of Dodd...

Ken Dodd to get his own statue

Ken Dodd is to be honoured with a bronze statue inside Liverpool’s Lime Street Station.

The artwork will feature the 80-year-old comedian greeting another Liverpool legend, the campaigning socialist MP ‘Battling’ Bessie Braddock, who died in 1970.

It is currently being designed by sculptor Tom Murphy, who also created the statue of John Lennon at Liverpool Airport.

Neil Scales, chief executive of Merseytravel, announced the news at the 20th annual Scouseology Awards last night.

He said: ‘Doddy and Battling Bessie will certainly provide a unique welcoming committee. Lime Street is one of our most important gateways and, in terms of public art on our network, this will be one of the jewels in our crown.’

The Scousology Award for comedy went to the city’s Royal Court Theatre.

Published: 26 Apr 2008

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