Horncastle Lions do their bit for the Town's  History.

The site of what was once World’s largest horse fair was officially marked on Saturday morning when Cllr Fiona Martin Mayor of Horncastle inaugurated a group of horse sculptures on the verge of Jubilee Way.

The Chair of the Town’s Civic Society Mary Silverton introduced the  small crowd of spectators to designer David Lawrence who with Lion David Birchall (engineer)  and Lion Bob Wayne (draftsman) have worked on the project for four years. Their work included not only designing and planning but also the hard grimy work of grinding mill scale and painting.

Thanks were expressed to the three ELDC  councillors Fiona Martin, Sandra Campbell-Wardman and Lion Steve Newton whose generous grants went a long way to pay for the works and to Horncastle Town Council for their assistance in getting the necessary permissions.  Also thanked were Eric and Gwen Young who “stabled” the horses during delays in  getting the licence, to Michael and Marilyn Hieatt on whose drive the horses grazed during their final preparation, Horncastle Lions who dug the foundations and transported the horses, Messrs P & E Frick & Sons whose plant  lifted the sculptures into place.

The silhouettes were cut using Tongs of Spilsby’s CNC plasma cutter which was able to transform David’s drawings into exact full size  replicas in  20mm thick mild steel plate. The cut sections were assembled and welded to, the now invisible,  steel support frame by Mick Toyne of West Ashby.


























































































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