Liverpudlians and Billy Fury fans Peter and Lynda Keller came out of "The Sound Of Fury" stage show a couple of years ago with the conviction that, somehow, Billy had to be firmly put on the map at his birthplace. Other fans had, over the years, discussed the possibility of erecting a statue but it took the Kellers to "grasp the nettle". Roger Dove (City Centre Manager) and Phil Young (Press Manager-Liverpool Tourist Board) are supporting this project. Peter and Lynda have now put together information packages on Billy for issue to City Councillors.

 

The proposed full length Bronze Statue will cost thousands of pounds and will probaply be located on the Liverpool waterfront. Reputable sculptor Tom Murphy has been requested to create the Bronze. A number of photographs were loaned to Tom from the Fan Club to assist with the preliminary sketch and the general concept of Billy´s image.

Jean Prosser (from The Sound Of Fury) has opened THE BILLY FURY BRONZE FUND, with Frank Bull (the originator of the Liverpool Lectern Project and Stone Fund Trustee) as fellow trustee. Contributions already have been received from fans, raffles, auction and fund raising events have been held but we still have a long way to go.

 

The address for donations is:

 

THE BILLY FURY BRONZE FUND

c/o Mrs Clare Mehmet-Nugent, 36 Manbey Grove, Stratford, London E15 1EX

 

Please make cheques payable to THE BILLY FURY BRONZE FUND