Adge statue approved

A WURZELLS tribute band has given the thumbs up to its hero featuring in a life-sized sculpture in Nailsea.

Nailsea Town Council has given the go-ahead for a portrait bench planned for Millennium Park to include a steel efigy of the town’s most famous son, Adge Cutler of the legendary Somerset folk band.

The Cornish Wurzells, whose charity song Drink Up Yer Scrumpy failed to raise funds for a bronze statue of Adge in the town, said him featuring on the bench is a ‘fantastic idea’.

Lead vocalist and banjo player Russ Holland said: “We’d love to come along and perform at the opening.”

Keyboard player Terry Pascoe, who also played in the original Wurzels in the 1980s, said: “Sales are slow with the song but we still promote it at live gigs, and will continue to do so.

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“I think the bench is a good idea - any recognition of Adge’s contribution should be applauded.”

Other Nailsea heroes to be immortalised on the steel 2D work of art, which will be funded and installed by cycling organisation Sustrans, are social reformer Hannah More and a cider maker from the former Coates Cider works, where Adge used to work.

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