Bring on the danc­ing horses

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

Black­pool has its tower, Lon­don has Big Ben and Syd­ney has its Opera House.

Now artist John Lester reck­ons it’s time Ash­ford had some iconic land­marks to cel­e­brate the town’s his­tory.

He’s seek­ing sup­port to get ap­proval and fi­nan­cial back­ing to cre­ate a se­ries of colour­ful sculp­tures in and around the town cen­tre, in­clud­ing three gi­ant horses in El­wick Place op­po­site Deben­hams, war planes in El­wick Road and a steam lo­co­mo­tive near the old Klondyke Rail­way Works.

Mr Lester, who is con­cerned that devel­op­ment is swamp­ing Ash­ford’s her­itage, said: “I am keen to do my bit to make Ash­ford a bet­ter place.”

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