Mick Jagger sculpture features on commemorative Dartford bench

PUBLISHED: 11:23 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:29 14 March 2013

Council leader Cllr Jeremy Kite with competition winner Ben Pimenta

Council leader Cllr Jeremy Kite with competition winner Ben Pimenta


A life-size sculpture of Mick Jagger is one of the features of a commemorative bench celebrating Dartford’s three of the towns great soundmakers.

The Rolling Stones frontman will be joined by a Vox amplifier, invented in the town in the 1950s, and a Dartford warbler, first spotted on Dartford Heath, in Central Park.

The bench is part of a national project to celebrate the work of Sustrans Connect2, which aims to transform everyday travel for local people in communities across the UK by extending the National Cycle Network – enabling more people to get about on foot or by bike.

Pupils from Jagger’s alma mater Dartford Grammar School entered a competition to create pictures of the rock star to be used on the bench.

Competition winner, Ben Pimenta, helped to unveil the bench yesterday with Cllr Jeremy Kite, Leader of the Council.

Cllr Kite said, “Dartford is very proud of its history and heritage, and this bench represents just three of the great things to have come out of the town. The bench provides a great place to stop for a rest whether you’re walking the whole of the Darent Valley Path or just strolling round Central Park.”

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