September 30, 2008

Lambie Pair Back on Line

TWO of Liverpool's popular Superlambananas must have had a return ticket in their pocket - because they are back in Liverpool to greet commuters at city train stations.

Lamb Lines and Ba Ba Braille Sheep were snapped up by their sponsors Merseytravel at the Superlambanana auction in St George's Hall earlier this month.

Now the pair of statues are back in public and are currently to be found at James Street Station and Liverpool South Parkway.

People may also soon see them dotted at various sites across the network.

Lamb Lines was designed by Rachael Ward of Liverpool Hope University and is based around her daily train journey, themed on the Merseyside rail network map.

Ba Ba Braille Sheep was created by Southport-based artist Jola Kurzeja-Ryan with the National Blind Children's Society.

Merseytravel chief executive Neil Scales said: "We're sure they will bring some added fun to the network. They'll be a talking point if nothing else.

"This is part of a wider investment we're making in public art across the network as part of our commitment to the 2008 legacy. It's been a very special year, but it shouldn't stop here."

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