Bring on the dancing horses
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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