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   Town Council sponsors Incredible Edible Sculpture    June 5, 2014

Wilmslow Incredible Edible have now unveiled  its Pear Sculpture on Alderley Road adjacent to Costa Coffee.

 

The Pear stands 2 feet in height, is carved from red St Bees sandstone and is tactile and smoothly finished.

 

Created by Wilmslow sculptor Keith Carter Harris, who is also a volunteer with Incredible Edible, the Pear is mounted on a three foot high plinth of Kerridge sandstone blocks. 

The Pear is the second sculpture that Incredible Edible, the first being 'The Apple', sponsored by Northern Rail and Wilmslow Local Area Partnership, which is situated at Wilmslow Station and was unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne in March 2012.

This new piece of public art is sponsored by Wilmslow Town Council which has provided £900 for the cost of production and the plaque.

The Pear has been placed alongside a pear tree which is sponsored by Wilmslow Town Councillor and Incredible Edible supporter Cllr Ellie Brooks and her husband.

Cllr Ellie Brooks said "Wilmslow Town Council are delighted to have sponsored The Pear sculpture which we hope will be enjoyed by all.

"It took some time to navigate the highway laws but it is now in place alongside the pear tree, which should bear fruit next year. A welcome piece of art for our town!"

Incredible Edible Wilmslow are hoping to work with Wilmslow Town Council and Arts Council England to fund further similar edible themed pieces to add to the sculpture trail for Wilmslow.

 

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