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Francis Crick statue installed in new position outside M&S in Northampton town centre

The new position of the Crick statue in Abington Street NNL-140724-142030001

The new position of the Crick statue in Abington Street NNL-140724-142030001

The Francis Crick statue has been installed in its new position outside Marks & Spencer in Northampton town centre.

The iconic statue has been moved due to the work being carried out to open up part of Abington Street to traffic.

The 25ft structure Francis Crick was first installed at the top end of the shopping street in December 2006 at a cost of £100,000 which was funded by the Lynn Wilson Foundation.

The statue was designed by Lucy Glendinning after her design was chosen by a panel which included Francis Crick’s relatives and Northampton councillors.

Known as ‘Discovery’, the statue consists of two life-sized figures, each standing on six-metre high, curved steel plinths.

The work to reopen up a section of Abington Street to traffic including parking bays, loading and dropping off areas and the road is due to be finished in November.

 

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