Lofthouse Statue Photo Selected

  • July 09, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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The family of Nat Lofthouse have decided on the image that will be used for his statue at the Reebok Stadium.

Earlier this year, three images were selected by Wanderers supporters and put forward to the family of the club legend.

A decision has now been made and speaking on behalf of the Lofthouse family, Nat's daughter Vivien said the photograph they selected best summed up her father.

"We want to thank the people of Bolton for the money they have generously given so far and for the images they have chosen of dad," she told the club's official website.

"It was a long process selecting the final image, because each was so significant, so a lot of thought has been put into the choice.

"We felt that this one summed up Dad. Week in week out he led the Wanderers, he loved the club, the fans and for us as a family it is especially poignant bearing in mind dad's last words were 'I've got the ball now, it's a bit worn, but I've got it'.

"We are delighted by all the work that has gone into thinking about the garden surrounding the statue and how it incorporates the fans and their families."

You can see the chosen image by visiting Burnden Aces on Facebook.

In addition to the statue that will be erected at the Reebok Stadium, two bronze reveals will also be added to a special Memorial Garden, that will be located at the south-west corner of the stadium.

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