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Meeting Announced To Discuss New Statue Plans

Monday February 9 2015

A MEETING will be held next month to discuss plans for a £100,000 statue.

It's hoped a charitable trust will be formed in memory of Tommy Taylor, a Barnsley and Manchester United footballing legend.

He was one of eight Manchester United footballers killed in the Munich air crash 57 years ago.

Now a group of enthusiasts want a permanent reminder of Tommy Taylor in the town centre and an annual football contest to keep his memory alive.

The enthusiasts have already spoken to local sculptor Graham Ibbeson, a huge Tommy Taylor fan, who said it would be "a total honour" to be involved in the project if funds can be raised to finance the statue.

Graham, whose Dickie Bird statue already has pride of place in the town, said it is open to debate about where the statue will be - outside Oakwell or in the town centre.

On March 9 at Lundwood Social Club, there will be a meetingat 7pm for everyone interested and work will begin to ensure the Tommy Taylor Youth Trust raises enough money to achieve all its aims and ambitions.

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