Date Set For The Unveiling Of Bobby Ball’s Statue

It has been announced that the grand official unveiling and dedication of the statue to commemorate the life and legacy of Bobby Ball will take place in Lytham’s Lowther Gardens on Sunday, 28th August at 1.00 p.m.

A limited number of VIP tickets will go on sale this coming Monday, 20th June – but all Bobby Ball fans are invited to attend the free public event. The VIP tickets include reserved seating followed by a champagne afternoon tea with live entertainment.

Bobby’s widow Yvonne said the legendary comedian, actor and entertainer, who died aged 76 in October 2020, would be overwhelmed with the statue and the public’s love and generosity. She said, ‘I genuinely think Bob would be speechless to know there’s a statue in his honour.’

Fans of Bobby Ball, who made Fylde his home, called for a statue in his honour following his death, aged 76, in October 2020. The consequent stature is the work of Ben Twiston-Davies, who having worked as a sculptor for over twenty years has gained international acclaim.  His public works include London’s Agatha Christie memorial and a bronze statue of Ebenezer Howard, the founder of the Garden City movement, which was installed in Welwyn Garden City in April 2021.

VIP Seating for the unveiling will be outdoors and will go ahead whatever the weather, so ticket holders are reminded to dress accordingly! The ceremony is due to last 30 minutes, with afternoon tea served at approximately 2.30 p.m. Tickets are £70 per person. Here is the link for VIP tickets:


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