Hazel Reeves with Gresley - photo by Bamber

Press releases

“Selected sculptor announced: Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Campaign”, 4/4/17

“Local woman sculptor wins ‘Cracker Packer’ commission”, 8/3/17

“Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Shortlist Unveiled”, by Andrew Simcock, Project Lead, 17/10/16

“Gresley statue gathers steam”, 10/3/16

“Gresley statue gathers steam!”, 22/3/16 (Sussex & Brighton media)

TV & Video

BBC North West, Emmeline Pankhurst: chosen Suffragette statue will ‘inspire women’, 4 April 2017

ITV Granada , Design chosen for Emmeline Pankhurst statue, 4 April 2017

ITV Border, Statue to be unveiled in honour of women from Carlisle’s industrial heritage, 8 March 2017

BBC News Cumbria, Sculpture for Carlisle Carr’s factory ‘Cracker Packers’, 11 March 2017

Have I Got News for You, BBC One, Episode 2, Series 51, Friday 15 April 2016 (feature on Sir Nigel and the missing mallard)

Unseen Steam, Sir Nigel Gresley statue unveiling – feature, 7 April 2016 (version with full speeches can be accessed here)

BBC South, BBC South East, BBC London, BBC Derby, Gresley Statue Unveiling at King’s Cross, including interview by Sara Smith with Hazel Reeves, 5 April 2016 (see BBC South East News’ Facebook page for video, 5 April 2016 and news website page Demeaning’ duck absent from Sir Nigel Gresley statue, 5 April 2016)

ITV News, Statue of railway engineer Sir Nigel Gresley set to be unveiled, 5 April 2016

Latest TVBrighton sculptor to unveil tribute to engineer Nigel Gresley at Kings Cross, London, interview by Holly Keogh, 4 April 2016, also on YouTube

ITV News, Duck ditched from statue of steam train designer, 1 April 2016

BBC One, Home away from home,  Hazel Reeves tutors Mick and Mary in portrait sculpture (featured from 24 mins), 14 October 2015

Channel 5, The Wright Stuff, discussion of the Gresley Statue, 13 October 2015


BBC Radio Cumbria, Breakfast show with Mike Zeller, interviewed on Cracker Packer statue with Elsie Martlew (54 mins in), 8 March 2017

BBC Radio London, Sir Nigel Gresley Statue, Hazel Reeves interviewed by Valley Fontaine, for Drivetime with Eddie Nestor (audio and video), 6 April 2016

BBC Radio Sussex, interviews with Hazel Reeves on the Gresley Statue for Sussex Breakfast with Nigel and for Sussex Drive with Jamie, 5 April 2016

BBC Radio Derby, audio interviews with Hazel Reeves, and website Demeaning duck absent from Sir Nigel Gresley Statue, 5 April 2016

Classic FM, news, 5 April 2016

BBC Radio London, Vanessa Feltz’ Show, feature on the Gresley Statue, 2 February 2016

BBC Sussex Radio, Breakfast Show, interview with Hazel about the Hove Plinth initiative, 29 December 2016

BBC Radio 2, Jeremy Vine show, feature on the Gresley Statue (featured from 1hr, 37m, 41s), 14 October 2015

BBC Radio 4, Today programme, feature on the Gresley Statue, 1 May 2015

BBC Radio London, Vanessa Feltz’ Show, one-hour feature on the Gresley Statue, 31 March 2015

Selected newspaper articles

National and regional

Metro, Why Britain needs more female statues, that aren’t nudes, royals or virgins, 8 March 2017

The Guardian, Call for more statues to celebrate women in UK, Guardian International Women’s Day blog, Helen Pidd, 8 March 2017

Manchester Evening News, These are the designs for the new Emmeline Pankhurst statue, 1 March 2017

Daily Telegraph, 5 April 2016

The Times, 5 April 2016

i, Pioneer’s statue ruffles feathers, 5 April 2016

Mail Online, Feathers are ruffled as statue is unveiled of genius behind world’s fastest steam train the Mallard – WITHOUT a duck at his feet, by Thomas Burrows, 5 April 2016

The Yorkshire Post, Nigel Gresley statue unveiled at King’s Cross – and he’s out for a duck, by Lindsay Pantry, 5 April 2016

Yorkshire Evening Post, Tribute to steam legend Sir Nigel Gresley, 6 April 2016

The Scotsman, Duck row reignites ahead of Sir Nigel Gresley statue unveiling, Alastair Dalton, 26 March 2016

Evening Standard, In a flap – Sculptor of tribute to Mallard designer steams ahead – without his duck, Robert Dex, 22 March 2016 (photo by Roger Bamber)

The Observer, Memorial to man who made the Mallard runs into row over a duck, Jamie Doward, 7 February 2016 (photo by Roger Bamber)

The Times, Feathers fly in row over statue with (or without) a duck, Tom Whipple, 2 February 2016 (photo by Roger Bamber)

The Telegraph, Train lovers in a flap about statue with a duck, Beth Ryan, 2 February 2016

The Guardian, Duck and cover: there’s no row like a rail enthusiasts’ row, Ian Jack, 16 January 2016

The Independent, Are you calling us quackers? Duck fanciers fight for legacy of man behind the Mallard, Nick Clark, 12 October 2015

The Scotsman, Design dispute over memorial to Scots rail pioneer, Ilona Amos, 1 May 2015

The Times, Duck derails statue of steam train designer, Tom Whipple, 1 April 2015

Yorkshire Post, Duck trouble settled in bid to honour rail legend,  Ben Barnett, 1 April 2015

The Scotsman, Sir Nigel Gresley statue planned for King’s Cross, 3 November 2014

The Times, Statue of Gresley and his duck set to arrive at King’s Cross, Michael Binyon,
22 August 2014

The Times, Letters to the editor, 2016

Duck flap, Margaret Kenyon-Holden, 2 February 2016

Man’s best friend, Nigel Armstrong-Flemming, 19 January 2016

Given the bird, Christopher Kevill-Davies, 27 January 2016

Gresley’s Mallard, James Dow, 26 January 2016

Local papers

The Cumberland News, Cracker Packers immortalised: sculptor chosen to celebrate biscuit workers near factory site, 10 March 2017

News & Star, Cracker Packers to be immortalised: sculptor works with staff to create figure of biscuit workers, 11 March 2017

News & Star, Cracker Packer joy: sculptor will celebrate women workers, 8 March 2017

News & Star, Why Carlisle’s famous cracker packers deserve to be immortalised, 12 March 2017

The Argus, Brighton sculptor’s statue of Flying Scotsman engineer unveiled, by Neil Vowles, 14 April 2016

Ham & High, Why did a King’s Cross statue have to lose its duck?, by Alison Oldham, 12 April 2016

New Camden Journal, No duck? Sir Nigel Gresley’s statue is unveiled at King’s Cross, Dan Carrier, 7 April 2016

The Edinburgh Evening News, Sir Nigel Gresley Statue ruffles Mallard fans’ feathers, 6 April 2016

Derby Telegraph, Statue to world-famous Derbyshire engineer Sir Nigel Gresley unveiled – without duck, 7 April 2016

Burton Mail, Statue to South Derbyshire engineer is unveiled without the ‘demeaning’ mallard, 5 April 2016

Thorne and District Gazette, Statue of Doncaster rail pioneer to be unveiled on 75th anniversary of his death, by Darren Burke, 5 April 2016

The Argus, Engineering great behind The Mallard and The Flying Scotsman to get his moment in the spotlight, by Neil Vowles (photos by Roger Bamber and Andy Fallon)

Brighton & Hove Independent, Statue by Brighton sculptor to be unveiled at King’s Cross, Bex Bastable, 25 March 2016 (photo by Andy Fallon)

New Camden Journal, First look at finished Gresley statue heading for King’s Cross station (minus duck), by Dan Carrier, 18 March 2016 (photo by Andy Fallon)

Specialist magazines

British Baker, Carr’s biscuit factory to build ‘Cracker Packers’ statue, Ashley Williams, 15 March 2017

Steam Railway, The statue of quality, issue 453, May 2016, pp8-9

Online stories

Cumbria Crack, Artist appointed for Carlisle Public Artwork, 8 March 2017

Andrew4disbury, Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Shortlist Unveiled, by Andrew Simcock, Project Lead, 17/10/16

The Engineer, Of ducks and men, Stuart Nathan, 18 May 2016

Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Statue celebrates Mallard designer and Past-President Sir Nigel Gresley CBE, website article, 21 April 2016

Press Association,, Statue of steam train designer Sir Nigel Gresley ducks Mallard issue, 5 April 2016

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