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Neil Fox Statue - to plan for ?
Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:41 am
Posted by TrinTrin on Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:41 am
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Hi all Trinity fans, is now the time for the club & or supporters club, or trust, to start a fund to raise capital to pay for a statue to commemorate Neil + the world's record points scorer. Fund raising takes a while & we are starting to know our ground home, however if we were ever to move the statue can be moved. Time is short now & I think it would be great for Neil to see it done & in place !
There needs to be some thought to location regarding several issues, mainly security on preventing theft from metal theives, prevention of bird fouling, size & height, is/would, high grade stainless steel be best regarding no corrosion, easy future cleaning ? -- location & security to also prevent graffiti ? Therefore, the status to be on a revolving platter base which turns out for match days etc but turns in for over night when no one is in/at the ground ? Neil's roll of honour could be on the reverse side cut into the stone/concrete, reverse side as well !
Any thoughts guys, by the way, up the Trin !
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:55 am
Posted by Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo on Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:55 am
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TrinTrin wrote:
Hi all Trinity fans, is now the time for the club & or supporters club, or trust, to start a fund to raise capital to pay for a statue to commemorate Neil + the world's record points scorer. Fund raising takes a while & we are starting to know our ground home, however if we were ever to move the statue can be moved. Time is short now & I think it would be great for Neil to see it done & in place !
There needs to be some thought to location regarding several issues, mainly security on preventing theft from metal theives, prevention of bird fouling, size & height, is/would, high grade stainless steel be best regarding no corrosion, easy future cleaning ? -- location & security to also prevent graffiti ? Therefore, the status to be on a revolving platter base which turns out for match days etc but turns in for over night when no one is in/at the ground ? Neil's roll of honour could be on the reverse side cut into the stone/concrete, reverse side as well !
Any thoughts guys, by the way, up the Trin !


What do you reckon the cost of all that then?
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 am
Posted by BOJ042 on Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 am
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i agree.

be good to have a statue at the unveiling of the new improved bell vue.
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:05 am
Posted by snowie on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:05 am
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TrinTrin wrote:
Hi all Trinity fans, is now the time for the club & or supporters club, or trust, to start a fund to raise capital to pay for a statue to commemorate Neil + the world's record points scorer. Fund raising takes a while & we are starting to know our ground home, however if we were ever to move the statue can be moved. Time is short now & I think it would be great for Neil to see it done & in place !
There needs to be some thought to location regarding several issues, mainly security on preventing theft from metal theives, prevention of bird fouling, size & height, is/would, high grade stainless steel be best regarding no corrosion, easy future cleaning ? -- location & security to also prevent graffiti ? Therefore, the status to be on a revolving platter base which turns out for match days etc but turns in for over night when no one is in/at the ground ? Neil's roll of honour could be on the reverse side cut into the stone/concrete, reverse side as well !
Any thoughts guys, by the way, up the Trin !
don't know how you could get to use stainless steel in replicating a decent statue that resemble Neil other than casting it and that would be better done in bronze,
I've worked on a the Sheffield phoenix statue after it required repairing because of fatigue due to wind damage https://public-art.shu.ac.uk/sheffield/bay363im.html and it wasn't easy to work on due to the weight and flimsy nature of the structure
if there was one to be made of I'm sure either bronze or granite would be the best to work with
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:27 am
Posted by snowie on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:27 am
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Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo wrote:
What do you reckon the cost of all that then?
some prices here on bronze castings
https://www.blackcountrymetalworks.co.u ... gJRevD_BwE

some intricate work done on some of these
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:37 am
Posted by bren2k on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:37 am
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TrinTrin wrote:
Hi all Trinity fans, is now the time for the club & or supporters club, or trust, to start a fund to raise capital to pay for a statue to commemorate Neil + the world's record points scorer. Fund raising takes a while & we are starting to know our ground home, however if we were ever to move the statue can be moved. Time is short now & I think it would be great for Neil to see it done & in place !
There needs to be some thought to location regarding several issues, mainly security on preventing theft from metal theives, prevention of bird fouling, size & height, is/would, high grade stainless steel be best regarding no corrosion, easy future cleaning ? -- location & security to also prevent graffiti ? Therefore, the status to be on a revolving platter base which turns out for match days etc but turns in for over night when no one is in/at the ground ? Neil's roll of honour could be on the reverse side cut into the stone/concrete, reverse side as well !
Any thoughts guys, by the way, up the Trin !


It's a lovely idea - but I reckon we'll need to fund the complete rebuild of BV first - because you can bet your ar$e that no one else will.
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:50 am
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It's a lovely idea - but I reckon we'll need to fund the complete rebuild of BV first - because you can bet your ar$e that no one else will.


It's possible though that fundraising separately and independently for a Neil Fox tribute might attract a lot more neutrals across the RL community especially as no Yorkshire RL player was selected for the Wembley one.
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:05 am
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This would be amazing
I've always hoped one day we'd have an updated ground and a statue of the fox brothers would be the icing on the cake for me at the entrance
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:56 am
Posted by Trinity 61 on Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:56 am
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I seem to remember going to a fundraising do in Walton a while back. What happened to the revenue from that and other ones that occured?
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Posted by Miro on Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:05 pm
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A statue was designed and a couple of miniatures cast, bronze I think, with Neil in try scoring mode at Wembley and I know Neil has one of these. These were designed as a pre cursor to the large statue destined for Newmarket.
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