Statue of Peterborough United legend Chris Turner is commissioned

A statue to honour Peterborough United legend Chris Turner has officially been commissioned and could be adorning London Road at the end of next year.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 4:30 pm
Fans at the launch of the Chris Turner Statue Fund

Sculptor Sean Hedges-Quinn, who has created statues of iconic managers Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson, has been given the go ahead to create a lasting tribute to Posh’s former player, manager and owner who passed away aged 64 last year after a long battle against dementia.

Chris played 364 times for Posh then managed the club between 1991 and 1993 and led Posh to successive promotions and a place in the second tier of English football for the first time.

Chairman of the Chris Turner Statue Fund Committee, Adi Mowles, said: “It’s a big deal for us. When we first sat down and came up with the idea we did not envisage it being this quick, but we are absolutely delighted.

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“If people can attend our functions, organise functions of their own, and join the CT5 Club, that’s going to make us fulfil our dreams.”

CT5 Club members receive a number of benefits if they pay a £10 monthly contribution towards the fund.

So far, over £44,000 of the £80,000 needed for the bronze statue has been raised. Mr Mowles added: “The hard work’s really going to start now. We have a race against time to get the money but we are confident we can get it.”

Mr Hedges-Quinn will begin his work in January next year, and a late 2017 completion deal is possible. The design of the statue will be based on a photo of Chris at Wembley in 1992 giving his thumbs up to the crowd.

Future fundraising events include a golf day on June 24 at Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Club. For more information, visit