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Cute

I love the quirky humour in this sculpture. You can't help but feel a fondness for the character... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
JanChesterfield
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Different statue

This very unusual statue is in the market place in Loughborough right at one end near the town... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Raffiella11
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What on earth were they thinking? The statue is a laughing stock and referred to as the foot. Only thing it is useful for is hanging your bag on if you want to find something in it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pozziel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sock Man. Where do I begin? A statue celebrating a vibrant and impressive history of industry in the town, with a large, nude man, wearing a sock. What more has to be said? My identity and individuality has been shaped by what the Sock...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank camylyf
Reviewed January 20, 2019

If passing through the Market Place worth a quick look and a picture but not much information about the statue and its relevance to the town.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

I love the quirky humour in this sculpture. You can't help but feel a fondness for the character. Well placed too

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This very unusual statue is in the market place in Loughborough right at one end near the town hall. Easy to see during the week, but when the market is in place on thursday and saturday surrounded by market stalls

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed October 14, 2018

A different style of statue in the market place. I know nothing of its origin. It's an amusing little piece that raises a smile.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lizaa217
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Always people smiling at the statue especially when the markets on. Good market with lots of fresh food, plants, street food and clothes.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 191carat
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Just another piece of municipal art. Ok for a quick look out of curiosity but don't make a special trip

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grandmasticks
Reviewed August 26, 2018

A fun statue with a nod to local history. Sturdy enough for anyone to sit on his knee. Lovely market too, especially Friday with all the Bric a brac

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Every time me and my family go to town we would park our car and start walking the thing we notice before the market offers and the hundreds of people struggling to walk with large bags in their arms, is the sock man. He is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HamzaT07860
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