Reader poll says war horse should stay on NDR roundabout

Damian O'Connor's War Horse sculpture which had been placed at a number of Norfolk roundabouts. Pict

Damian O'Connor's War Horse sculpture which had been placed at a number of Norfolk roundabouts. Picture: Damian O'Connor - Credit: Archant

A reader poll conducted on the Eastern Daily Press website has voted 83pc in favour of the Broadland Northway War Horse returning.

Almost 2,000 readers took part in the survey which followed after it was reported that the sculpture had been taken away.

The horse had sat on multiple roundabouts on the road, better known as the NDR, but was removed following an altercation with a police officer.

The removal sparked a public out-cry with many asking for it to be returned.

Taverham artist, Damian O'Connor, has moved the artwork about 20 times to different roundabouts on the road. He says the public response means the horse should be allowed to stay.


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He said: 'I am delighted warhorse resonates with so many people of all ages for a variety of reasons.

'The heavy horse represents a huge amount of our history and regional heritage, together with some human traits which are helpful in our busy lives to be reminded off.'

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