Carlisle's Cracker Packer statue set to feature in national exhibition

Cracker Packer statue in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle's Cracker Packer statue is due to be shown in a London exhibition of English memorials.

The statue was unveiled earlier this year and celebrates female workers at the McVitie's biscuit factory in Caldewgate.

It's among hundreds of other statues nominated for Historic England’s Immortalised season.

The exhibition aims to highlight lesser known monuments around the country. Some are well-known locally and some are almost forgotten.

Another Cumbrian memorial, the Robert Dixon iron monument at Striding Edge on Helvellyn, will also feature.

The exhibition will be held in London from 30 August - 16 September 2018.