Tuesday 8 September 2015


All the Lonely People ' tribute disappears from Stanley Street bench

Eleanor Rigby statue which appears to have been stolen 

Liverpool's Eleanor Rigby statue plaque has been stolen.

Eleanor Rigby statue plaque in 2006

The disappearance was spotted on social media after visitors to the iconic character from The Beatles’ 1966 song posted photographs from Stanley Street over the weekend.
The bronze statue of Eleanor Rigby sitting on a stone bench with a shopping bag looking down at a sparrow perched on the Liverpool Echo was sculptured by entertainer Tommy Steele.
It was erected in 1982 as a tribute to The Beatles.

Eleanor Rigby statue plaque today

The plaque carried the words dedicating the sculpture to “all the lonely people”, and was situated on the wall behind the statue.
A spokesman for the City Council, which is responsible for the statue, said today that the plaque had been stolen.

He said: “We are very concerned to see that the plaque has been taken and will be examining CCTV to find out exactly how it happened. Obviously we will aim to replace it as soon as possible.”

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