Pratchett Statue for Salisbury

A proposal for a statue of Terry Pratchett to be erected in Salisbury has gained momentum after the city council gave its backing. Salisbury resident and designer Emily Brand started a petition, which has more than 9,000 signatures, to promote the idea, which has the backing of Pratchett’s family, and artist Paul Kidby, who created the cover art for many Discworld projects, would design the statue.

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Town Names Roads for Discworld

In 2002, the village of Wincanton announced that it was twinning with Terry Pratchett’s fictional Ankh-Morpork, the first city to enter into such an agreement with a fictional city. Now, Wincanton has announced that it will be naming several streets after roads named in Terry Pratchett’s fictional world. Pratchett provided a list of fourteen potential names and villagers were able to vote for which ones would be used for a new housing estate. Among the names Pratchett suggested were Treacle Mine Road and Peach Pie Street.

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