The Beatles Liverpool

Eleanor Rigby Statue.

The Eleanor Rigby Statue
The statue is the work of Tommy Steele and was meant as a "Thank You" to the people of Liverpool for all the happy times he'd spent in the city.
It's said that Tommy sold the statue to Liverpool for "Half A Sixpence" but in fact the cost of casting the figure in bronze was met by The Liverpool Echo. Tommy gave his time freely.
Eleanor was unveiled to the world on the 3rd December 1982 by Tommy when he explained he had placed a number of objects inside the figure, "so she would be full of magical properties". They were an adventure book (for excitement), a page from the bible (for spiritual guidance), a clover leaf (for good luck), a pair of football boots (for action) and a sonnet (for love).

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