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Peter Wright

Colchester 1934 - Abberton, Essex 2012
English footballer who played for Colchester United from 1951 until 1964
(Wikipedia)
Mandy Pratt
2015

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Description

Statue of Peter Wright shooting a football.
It stands at the former Layer Road ground where Colchester United played before moving to the Colchester Community Stadium. A new housing development was built around the centre strip of the pitch which was retained with the centre spot preserved and blessed by a priest as the place where some fans had their cremation ashes scattered. The statue was placed next to the former centre spot.

Inscription(s)

PETER WRIGHT (1934 - 2012)
Voted Colchester United's Player of the Century
427 appearances and 90 goals (1951 - 1964)
ON THIS SITE
Football was played 1907 - 2008. This was the home of
Colchester United FC from its birth in 1937 until 26th April 2008
THIS MEMORIAL
Provided by Abbey Developments Ltd, Colchester Borough Council and
other generous benefactors, was unveiled by Lindsey Wright and
Sir Bob Russell MP on 5th February 2015
THIS PLACE
Is in memory of those supporters
whose ashes were scattered on the Layer Road pitch
"Sit and remember them, for they are still amongst us"

Signature

MP 2014

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°52'36" - E 0°52'57")

Item Code: gbee102; Photograph: 17 March 2019
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