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                          On April 27th 2015 a small part of anyone remotely
                          POSH died as the passing of a true club legend Chris
                          Turner was announced. Player, Captain, Manager,
                          Chairman and even Commercial Manager Chris
                          was for many of us the greatest figure ever to be
                          connected with our club.

                          The second Chris entered a room he owned it and
                          his charisma was such that the stories about the
                          man abound from every football club, racetrack or
                          restaurant he ever visited.

                          After Chris finally succumbed to the horrible form of
                          dementia that eventually managed to beat even the
                          big man, a small but dedicated group of lifetime POSH
                          supporters got together with the sole intention of
                          getting him honoured.

                          The overwhelmingly popular choice was to get a life
                          size bronze statue built outside what was Chris’ home
                          for so many years London Road. Discussions swiftly
                          took place with the football club and the city council
                          with approval forthcoming and the committee got
                          together to explore exactly what was required.

                          One of the most talented sculptors in the country Sean
                          Hedges-Quinn was contacted. Sean has massive
                          experience and amongst other statues is responsible
                          for those commemorating Sir Bobby Robson and
                          Sir Alf Ramsey at Portman Road Stadium home of
                          Ipswich Town, Ted Bates at St Marys Southampton
                          and Bob Stokoe at the Stadium of Light Sunderland.
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