It’s back! Giant War Horse spotted again close to Norwich’s NDR

The wooden horse spotted on the A140 roundabout of the NDR on a mobile trailer. Picture: JOSHUA FARR

The wooden horse spotted on the A140 roundabout of the NDR on a mobile trailer. Picture: JOSHUA FARROW - Credit: Archant

It was at one stage banned from the county's roadsides - but that doesn't seem to stop this giant sculpture from trotting back into view.

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

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

The War Horse, a 10ft high horse made of steel, wood and reeds, was spotted on a number of roads and roundabouts off the new Northern Distributor Road (NDR), near Norwich, during December.

The sculpture, which weighs a ton and is on a trailer, belongs to Taverham artist Damian O'Connor.

Norfolk County Council recently ordered Mr O'Connor to stop placing the horse on roundabouts for safety reasons and warned he could face possible enforcement action if he did not comply.

But on Saturday, Joshua Farrow took this picture of the sculpture beside the NDR's roundabout with the A140.

A giant horse that was ordered off a number of Norfolk roundabouts last week was again spotted along

A giant horse that was ordered off a number of Norfolk roundabouts last week was again spotted along the NDR. Picture: ANDREW STONE - Credit: Archant

After threatening enforcement action, the council later struck a more conciliatory tone after the War Horse received support from motorists.


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A council spokesman said: 'We acknowledge that many people have become very fond of War Horse since it first appeared in the Taverham area and along the NDR since the summer.

'We want to find a way of resolving this with the owner so that it has a safe and legal place to 'graze'.'

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Mr O'Connor said he had created War Horse to commemorate the millions of horses lost in wars and several other millions which played an integral part in the regions' rich rural heritage.

A giant horse that was ordered off a number of Norfolk roundabouts last week was again spotted along

A giant horse that was ordered off a number of Norfolk roundabouts last week was again spotted along the NDR. Picture: ANDREW STONE - Credit: Archant

'In agriculture, transport, equine companionship and horse racing, East Anglia and the horse have worked tirelessly in harmony, for centuries.'

Have you seen the War Horse? Email your pictures to andrew.papworth@archant.co.uk

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