Back to it's former glory
Wolves are pleased to confirm that the repairs have now been completed to the Billy Wright Statue at the front of Molineux on Waterloo Road.
A car smashed into the statue in the early hours of January 15th, causing extensive damage including to the stone plaque bearing the Wolves legend’s name.
There was a delay to the repair process due to availability for the stone, but contractors have been working on the statue over the last week and the repairs are now complete.
“We are delighted that the Billy Wright Statue has been restored to its former glory,” said Wolves Head of Operations, Steve Sutton.
“The extensive repair work included repairing the damaged plinth before re-cladding, as well as further repairs to the base of the statue and two of the bollards surrounding it.
“There was also some engraving work which needed to be carried out with gold leafed lettering, before re-fixing the commemorative plaque to the base of the statue.
“We would like to thank all of the contractors involved in the work and supporters for their patience during the time we had to wait for the repairs to be completed.”
Wolves Managing Director Laurie Dalrymple contacted Billy’s daughter Vicky following the incident in January, and has now been back in touch to let her know that the work has been completed.
Billy, who passed away at the age of 70 in 1994, is regarded as Wolves’ most iconic player, having captained the team to all three League Championship titles in the 1950s and the FA Cup in 1949.
He also became the first ever footballer to represent his country 100 times, enroute to winning 105 England caps in total.
The 9ft bronze statue of Billy, created by sculptor James Butler, was unveiled in 1996.
Club Historian Graham Hughes is pictured taking a look at the repaired plinth.