Hull’s Fish Trail pieces to be stored during regeneration

Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by KCFM

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Nine of the 41 pieces of Hull’s Fish Trail are to be placed in storage while the city-centre regeneration takes place.

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in the free trail since it was laid in 1992. The removed pieces will be reinstalled at the end of the year.

Artist Gordon Young, who laid the original trail, will be involved in the refurbishment and will ensure that the fish are restored correctly.

He said: “I will be pleased to see the Fish Trail restored and brought back to life with the regeneration of the city centre.”

Hull City Council revealed that the Andrew Marvell statue will also be moved from Trinity Square as part of the Holy Trinity Church regeneration work. The statue will be stored, cleaned and placed on a new plinth and is expected to be returned to its home by the end of the year.

Councillor Steven Bayes, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for visitor destination, said: “Andrew Marvell was a very prominent figure in the city and we want to ensure the statue receives the same level of attention as the rest of the area during the refurbishment.

“This new smaller plinth will be more in-keeping with the area and offer an opportunity for viewers to get a closer look at the detail of this beautifully crafted figure.

“We are putting it in the capable hands of renowned stone restorers Thomann-Hanry and have complete faith that Marvell will return looking better than ever.”

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Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by KCFM

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