Get ahead with co­me­dian Carr

The Galloway News - - COURT CASEBOOK - Stu­art Gille­spie

For sale: one gi­ant head, two care­ful own­ers, ideal gift for Wick­er­man lovers, buyer must col­lect.

Or­gan­is­ers of the pop­u­lar mu­sic fes­ti­val have de­cided to auc­tion off a mas­sive head that looks like co­me­dian Jimmy Carr.

The head was orig­i­nally used for a Walk­ers crisp ad­vert be­fore mak­ing its way to the fes­ti­val at East Kirk­car­swell near Dun­dren­nan, where it was used as a bar.

So far more than 30 bids have been made on eBay for the head which the buyer must col­lect.

Patsy Gil­roy, whose late hus­band Jamie was one of the driv­ing forces be­hind the fes­ti­val, said: “There comes a time and it was just tak­ing up space in the shed that we could use for hay and other things.

“We thought we’d put him up for sale and see if any­one is in­ter­ested. He’s in quite good con­di­tion but was only go­ing to de­te­ri­o­rate here so hope­fully some­one can give him a good home.”

The head is big enough for two peo­ple to stand in and can be used as a counter to sell goods from.

And there could be other Wick­er­man mem­o­ra­bilia be­ing auc­tioned off soon in a bid to re­coup some of the £300,000 loss the fes­ti­val posted when it was last held in 2015

Patsy added: “I think Mr Bevvy will be next, he was an old ice cream van that we had con­verted to sell cig­a­rettes and wa­ter, and there’s lots of other things such as pic­nic ta­bles, T-shirts and Pimms um­brel­las.”

The auc­tion is due to end to­day.

Un­usual Un sale item Patsy Pa Gil­roy with the gi­ant gia Jimmy Carr head which wh was used as a bar ba at the Wick­er­man

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