SCULPTOR Graham Ibbeson is confident his statue of one of his comedy heroes Benny Hill will finally take its rightful place on public display in the comedian’s home town of Southampton after more than a decade languishing in his garage in Barnsley.

Graham began work on the likeness of the TV funny man about 20 years ago, and the fibreglass version has been complete since 2004.

There has never been the funding to complete the expensive process of converting Graham’s work into bronze, transporting it and installing it for public display.

But this year, the 25th anniversary of Benny’s death, the campaign has been re-launched and Graham is confident it can be complete by the end of this year.
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