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Gloucestershire's famous faces go on display at school

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 07, 2012

  • fresh and funky: Sasha Cox, 13, with her picture of Laurie Lee.

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HOW many famous faces of Gloucestershire can you recognise?

Pupils from Finlay Community School and the Gloucester Academy have teamed up to paint the faces of 10 of the county's most famous residents.

It is part of a collaborative art project between the primary and secondary schools which saw 10 youngsters team up with 10 older peers, with each pair working on a portrait.

The works are being displayed at the primary school in Tredworth.

The faces include scientist Edward Jenner, philanthropist Robert Raikes, explorer Edward Wilson, composer Gustav Holst, cricketer WG Grace, merchant and politician Richard Whittington, poet Laurie Lee, dramatist Dennis Potter, author JK Rowling and rugby player Mike Teague.

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  • Lord_Gaga_  |  November 07 2012, 10:16AM

    Well its brightened up my cold day, so funny, thanks tig x almost as funny as when the citizen printed a picture of mohamed, and had to say sorry the next day, i still have it, i cut it out of the paper.

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  • MistyBuff  |  November 07 2012, 8:56AM

    No 5 'TRUE TO LIFE' Baaahahahaaaa!!!

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  • Zindafud  |  November 07 2012, 8:54AM

    I should have checked myself - that's "sticking" below. [blushes] Doh....!

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  • MistyBuff  |  November 07 2012, 8:53AM

    Yup! The captions MAKE this article! Bless you TiG. I sometimes wonder whether you do it just for a lark? ;D

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  • Zindafud  |  November 07 2012, 8:53AM

    Doesn't anyone actually check the pages before stcking them on the web?! Cretins.

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  • valhalla2010  |  November 07 2012, 8:16AM

    you beat me too it spindles.

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  • spindles12  |  November 07 2012, 8:04AM

    Quick everybody, take a look before they realise that the captions under the pictures are all jumbled up! Laurie Lee as a rugby player, Dick Whittington with glasses, J K Rowling looking decidedly butch. Best laugh I've had for ages.

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