Stephen Fry figure unveiled in Norwich

Children with models of Lord Nelson, Stephen Fry and Edith Cavell The children's designs were made into life-size figures

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Figures of Stephen Fry, Lord Nelson and Edith Cavell, designed by children, have been unveiled in Norwich.

The trio, who all have links to Norfolk, have been immortalised in sheet steel around a "portrait" bench, near the city's railway station.

The winning designs were chosen by the city council after it ran a competition in schools.

Councillor Bert Bremner said: "It would be interesting to know what Stephen Fry would make of it."

He added: "They're so good and we hope people will stand next to them and have their pictures taken."

The life-size models mark the completion of a £311,000 city cycling project, funded by charity Sustrans and the Big Lottery Fund, to include new cycle and pedestrian routes and reduced speed limits for motorists on some roads.

The figures are based on winning portraits by local pupils Charlotte Smith, Rufus Child and Peter Allen.

Stephen Fry (Actor) Lord Nelson (Admiral) Edith Cavell (Nurse)
Stephen Fry Lord Nelson Edith Cavell

Born in London in 1957

Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, in 1758

Born in Swardeston, Norfolk, in 1865

Grew up in Norfolk and went to Norwich City College

Joined the HMS Raisonnable as a midshipman aged 13

In 1890 took a nursing post in Brussels where she stayed for five years

Met Hugh Laurie while studying at Cambridge, with the pair going on to star in shows A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Blackadder Goes Forth

Right eye blinded in the campaign in Corsica in 1794. Also had his right arm severed by a musket shot in Tenerife three years later

She was on a visit to her mother in Norwich in 1914 when Germany invaded Belgium. She returned to Brussels to help soldiers

Moved into film, taking roles in St Trinian's and The Hobbit in later years

Defeated the Danes in the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801

Helped allied soldiers escape to neutral territory in the Netherlands

Joined the board of Norwich City in 2010

Killed in the Battle of Trafalgar while destroying French and Spanish fleets in 1805

Arrested in August 1915 and shot by a firing squad two months later

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