Paper boy will be back

THE Bideford newspaper boy has received another boost to help him come home. Bideford Town Council has agreed to give up to �500 towards the project to reinstate the paper boy on his historic vantage point on a shop rooftop in Mill Street. The landmark f

THE Bideford newspaper boy has received another boost to help him come home. Bideford Town Council has agreed to give up to �500 towards the project to reinstate the paper boy on his historic vantage point on a shop rooftop in Mill Street.The landmark figure has been missing since damaged by vandals some two years ago, but a group of local people have been raising funds and are hoping to have a replica boy in place this year.A piece of oak has already been found and it is planned that artist and former Burton Art Gallery curator John Butler - well known for his character sculptures - will fashion it into a new paper boy of the same proportions and colouring.The town council's contibution will help towards the estimated cost of between �1,200 and �1,700. Help has also been offered by Bideford Bridge Trust.


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