THIS is how the statue of Last of the Summer Wine star Bill Owen could look if it is built in Holmfirth.
A £34,000 appeal has been launched to pay for the bronze tribute to the much-loved star, who played Compo for 27 years.
Artist John Alder has come up with a sketch of how the statue could appear.
It would include a typical dry stone wall plus provision for visitors to make a donation.
Organisers of the Holmfirth Compo statue appeal are celebrating a windfall from across the Atlantic.
An avid Last of the Summer Wine fan in New Jersey has sent a $2,000 donation - about £1,500 - towards the planned life-size tribute.
The cash gift from New Jersey man Brian E Kushner is the largest to date for the appeal.
Businessman Royston Rogers, an appeal fund trustee, said: "We're over the moon - this is the first donation we have had from America and the biggest contribution to date."
Kirklees Council planning chiefs have given the go-ahead for the statue to be built in King's Head Gardens, Huddersfield Road, near the Summer Wine exhibition and Nora Batty's house.
Appeal organisers believe it could be a popular tourist attraction, similar to comedian Eric Morecambe's bronze statue in the seaside resort of Morecambe.
The appeal is being backed by Bill Owen's son Tom, who joined Last of the Summer Wine after his father's death in 1999 at the age of 85.
He said: "He would be thrilled to know that his work as Compo will be commemorated in this way in the place where it all began."
Sculptor John Alder, who studied at the Royal College of Art and knew Bill Owen, is due to visit Holmfirth in September to discuss statue details.
Cheques made payable to Bill Owen Statue Memorial Trust can be sent to The Secretary, Holme Valley Business Association, 2 Hey Top, Cote Lane, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 2RP.
Alternatively, money can be paid into bank account no. 11225154, sort code 40 24 24 - Bill Owen Statue Memorial Trust.