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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 07:59 UK time, Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Dragon tower artistic impression What do you think of the bold plans to create our very own Angel of the North - a 25m (82ft) bronze dragon sculpture, visitor centre and viewing gallery on the Welsh border at Chirk?

It quickly found 200+ fans among online voters at the Leader after Wrexham businessman Simon Wingett announced his vision, branding the sculpture the "eighth wonder of Wales".

We've already six of the Seven Wonders of Wales in north east Wales as Guardian writer Dixe Wills came to explore on St David's Day.

We've also got a Welsh dragon and an English lion marking their territories on the Welsh-English borders on Deeside.

And then there were the plans for Icon Welsh Gateways that failed to win approval.

So, are Mr Wingett's plans likely to be more favourable? He told BBC News, the Daily Post and other assembled Press during yesterday's launch that the £6m project would be paid for by public subscription and sponsorship.

Plus, he wants it ready when Wrexham hosts next year's National Eisteddfod.

To help the plan gather public support there's a fan group on Facebook and updates available via Twitter.

So what do you reckon to the project? Is it a bold idea worthy of support - and / or would you go as far as pledging your own money?

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