A crowd of thousands and a legion of marching drummers greeted rock drumming superstar Roger Taylor from the band Queen, as he unveiled a statue in Truro.

Nearly 3,000 people arrived to see Taylor, who grew up in Cornwall, officially unveil The Drummer at Lemon Quay.

The £95,000, 15ft bronze and tin sculpture of a naked man was designed to symbolise Cornish cultural identity and it’s anatomically correct design has already raised a few eyebrows.

At the unveiling Mr Taylor raised a laugh, saying: "No anatomical part of it was modelled on me," adding he was happy to see drummers, which are often the target of jokes in the musical world, celebrated.

Mr Taylor said that while there a tradition of drumming in Cornwall, when he was at school here it was frowned on and was actively discouraged.

Adding: "Since then I have been doing my best to redress the situation."

Sculptor Tim Shaw said: "Cornwall's drum beats differently and it is beaten a lot in this part of the world.

"It is something I thought could be used as a symbol of the land and the people."

Rob Nolan, mayor of Truro, said: "Lemon Quay has waited a long time to host a public statue and The Drummer will be a wonderful addition to this public space."

Just for fun the Packet is asking readers to come up with their own nickname for the statue, mimicking Dubliners who call the statue of Molly Malone, the “tart with a cart”. The Ha'penny Bridge statue of two women sitting on a bench is irreverently known as the “hags with the bags” and a now removed statue celebrating the River Liffey represented by a woman sitting on a slope with water bubbling past her, which swiftly became known as the “floozie in the jacuzzi”.

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