The moment ‘Titan’ arrived in Wigan

editorial image

This is the moment Wigan’s newest (and nakedest) statue landed in the borough - on the back of a flatbed lorry.

Pictures have surfaced on twitter of the momentous occasion the Gladiator movie prop took up residence outside Titan Flooring on Wigan Road, Ashton.

The statue - which has gone viral since its Wigan ‘birth’ - has received rave reviews from the people of the borough and has been featured in national newspapers and websites as well as all over social media.

If you missed our story about the origins of ‘Titan’ and want to know more click here

Lee Davies, a father-of-two who lives nearby, said: “I actually love it but it’s a bit inappropriate. I’m not talking about its golden appendage, just where it is. It is maybe something you would see in the town centre, but even then people would be baffled by it.

“But outside a shop on Landgate - it’s just bizarre. It’s a great PR stunt, it’s got everyone talking. There are mixed reactions - some people think it’s funny and some think it’s ridiculous. “I don’t know if anyone actually likes it, apart from me.”

What do you think of the statue - head over to our Facebook page @wigan.today and let us know ...