I felt honoured to be asked to interview a local sculptor, Peter Hodgkinson, last month. His impressive portfolio of work is dotted around the north-west. Pop into Sam’s Chop House in Manchester and you’ll see his life-sized bronze statue of L S Lowry sat at the bar. Outside Preston North End’s ground stands The Splash, dedicated to Deepdale’s most famous son Sir Tom Finney. Go to Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road ground and you’ll see Blackpool legend Stan Mortensen, the only player ever to score a hat-trick in the FA Cup Final.
Peter Hodgkinson is a very talented bloke and a great person to interview, really down to earth. You can read the full article in this month’s Live Preston and Fylde.