Silhouette on nature reserve hide pays tribute to comedian Eric Morecambe

The Westmorland Gazette: The Eric Morecambe hide at RSPB Leighton Moss The Eric Morecambe hide at RSPB Leighton Moss

RSPB Leighton Moss has paid tribute to the famous comic and avid birdwatcher Eric Morecambe with a new silhouette on one of its hides.

Produced by Kendal-based Age UK group Men in Sheds, the eye-catching silhouette greets visitors to the Eric Morecambe hide.

Originally built in 1986, the hide and the Eric Morecambe pool were constructed in memory of the comedian, who died 30 years ago.

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Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lancashire Environmental Fund, and the Rural Development Programme for England, a replacement hide was re-opened in October 2012, with the red ribbon cut by Eric’s daughter, Gail Stuart.

Now a couple of years on, the silhouette has been added to this popular hide in honour of the late comedian.

Jenn Lane, visitor intern at RSPB Leighton Moss, said: “The silhouette gives the visitors even more to smile about when they head down to the Eric Morecambe hide.”

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