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Bronze Statue Unveiling in Memory of Jethro at Trago

A bronze statue in memory of the legendary Cornish comedian Jethro will be unveiled at Liskeard’s Trago store on Saturday, May 25, at 2pm.

Jethro, real name Geoffrey Rowe, passed away on December 14, 2021, at the age of 73. His funeral, held a month later at Truro Cathedral, saw thousands of attendees, including celebrities and friends, paying their respects.

Following his passing, friends and fans launched a fundraising campaign to create a statue honouring the beloved comedian. Rebel Dean, Tank Sherman, Pete Southwell, and Ben Rowe led the campaign, with contributions coming from fans and supporters across the globe. The statue was crafted by renowned Cornish sculptor Richard Austin.

Rebel Dean expressed gratitude on the Jethro Statue Facebook page: “As a proud friend of the legendary Cornish comedian Jethro and a committee member for the Jethro fundraiser, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the life-sized bronze statue. We hope to see as many people as possible at the unveiling to pay respects to the most famous Cornish comic ever.”

The statue’s creators chose Liskeard’s Trago store as the permanent home for the Jethro memorial. As hosts of the unveiling event, which will feature a barbecue, music, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Trago are hopeful that this community celebration will honour Jethro’s memory and legacy in a joyful and fitting manner

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