Mayor and Mr Potato Head

Mr Potato Head with former Belper mayor Randall Sanders.

Mr Potato Head with former Belper mayor Randall Sanders.

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WE have a famous name that catapulted Belper into the international news in this shot.

Mr Potato Head was a gift to Belper from its twin town Pawtucket, USA, where the toy was invented.

The seven-foot tall statue is shown in our photograph alongside former Belper mayor Randall Sanders, two workers from McDonald’s and a mystery lady.

The Toy Story star divided opinion in Belper, with a number of people complaining about it being too ugly.

Articles in the national press and on radio stations in America and Canada told the story of the statue’s deportation from Belper after letters criticising it appeared in the News.

Do you remember Mr Potato Head? Are they fond memories?

And can anyone tell us who the three people alongside Mr Sanders and Mr Potato Head are? Let us know on 01773 514153.