Great Yarmouth’s landmark bear statues repainted and restored
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014
Golden statues which watched over Great Yarmouth for more than 100 years have been repainted and restored, ready to return to their former haunt.
Hughes Electrical, which is moving to the former Two Bears Hotel site on Pasteur Road in Yarmouth, tweeted pictures of the two bear figurines that used to perch on the hotel roof. The hotel was knocked down this year to make way for Hughes' purpose-built out-of-town store.
The heavyweight animals were carefully removed by construction company Munnings in March, ahead of demolition.
Some feared the bears would be lost but after revealing plans to relocate, Hughes said the historic stone statues would feature prominently in the new store's design.
The retail site is fast taking shape. It is believed the firm will make an announcement about the opening date in the New Year.
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The independent company, which has its headquarters in Lowestoft, is moving from Market Place to the larger site in Pasteur Road.
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