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Gracie Fields to be honoured with statue in her U.K. hometown

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Jul 13, 2014 | 11:56am EDT

English singer/actress Dame Gracie Fields is set to be posthumously honoured with a statue in her home town of Rochdale in Greater Manchester. A life-sized sculpture of Fields will be erected on The Butts, near Smith Street, and will include eight blue plaques commemorating important points in her life to create a Gracie heritage trail. Meanwhile, an existing memorial on Molesworth Street will be refurbished. The Paris Underground star died in 1979.

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