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Peace poles pop up in Hunstanton

Peace poles being held by Kate Dunbar, Cllr Nockolds & Christine Earnshaw.

Published: Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Hunstanton Heritage Gardens are now hosting 20 peace poles that were painted by children during the Easter activities in Hunstanton.

Local artist Kate Dunbar helped the children design and paint the 8 feet tall poles and was assisted by Christine Earnshaw, from the Friends of the Heritage Gardens, who came up with the idea.

Many of the poles have a windmill at the top that turn in the sea breeze.

There is also a plastic fountain in the gardens, made out of recycled bottles. Children from Hunstanton Primary School and the Glebe School helped by collecting the plastic bottles.

Hunstanton Heritage Gardens are grant-aided by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The colourful creations were installed in the gardens in time for the Anglia and Britain in Bloom judges’ arrival.

Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and portfolio holder for culture, heritage and health at the borough council, said: “These colourful poles and the recycled plastic water fountain are a wonderful addition to the beautiful Heritage Gardens in Hunstanton. It’s great that local children can contribute to leaving a positive mark on the gardens.”

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