I saw all in their original locations and went to the farewell weekend at Meadowhall where all large ones were present – had limited time so then only glimpsed some of them.
BUT WHERE ARE THEY NOW??
The mini ones all went back to the schools that designed them. The 58 large ones were sold at auction raising more than 400,000 for the Sheffield children’s hospital.
- I believe the Arctic Monkey one is now near the Winter Gardens -need to verify with my own eyes!
- A Sheffield Summer which was designed by High Storr school’s administrative clerk Jane Norburn is going back to High Storr. High Storr school raised £2600 to buy it, but the bids at the auction, went above that. However, all was not lost as the school’s now hero local property developer Philip Prince bought A Sheffield Summer and donated it back to the school. Philip Prince bought A Sheffield summer for £6,200 and then making everyone a winner the school also donating their £2,600 to the campaign. Philip Prince also bought Majorie that was designed by Pete McKee. Majorie was sold for the highest bid of the night of £22,0000.
- The Beat Goes on was bought by the directors of The Great Gatesby and Abbeydale picture house, and is now on the roof behind the Great Gatesby.
- Leffie has been bought by Direct Cars and is on display there.
WHERE ARE THE REST???