Model of Ann Glanville
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Saltash Talking statue splits opinion

18 September 2013 Last updated at 13:57 BST

A lifesize speaking statue of one of Saltash's most famous characters has split opinion in the Cornish town.

The model is of Ann Glanville, a mother of 14 children who used to run a ferry on the River Tamar in the 1800s and was considered to be one of the best rowers in the world.

The statue cost £10,000 and some people think the money could have been better spent.

But the town council said the money had come from a supermarket that had to pay for regeneration work as part of a planning deal.