Residents Left Baffled After Town Statue Is Turned Into Giant Peppa Pig
Residents living in a village in Warwickshire were shocked this week, when a statue of 19th century MP and landlord, Lord John Scott, was transformed into none other than Peppa Pig.
As an annual festive tradition, the commemorative statue in Dunchurch, Rugby, has a fancy dress overhaul each year, having previously been turned into the likes of Harry Potter, Shrek, Happy Feet, Pikachu, Homer Simpson, an Olympic athlete and The Grinch.
But this year, villagers were taken aback when they woke up to find the monument draped in pink, with arms stretched out and a huge pink papier-maché head resembling the popular telly pig.
And residents on social media found it particularly amusing that the statue of poor Peppa is just yards away from the village butcher shop...
The tradition dates back to the 1970s, with anonymous village pranksters - dubbed the 'Dunchurch Fairies' - decorating the monument in the middle of the night just before the Christmas period.
It's certainly brought delight to locals, after a particularly bleak year.
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Writing on Facebook, one person said: "Absolutely fabulous! Not a hint of COVID, just what we all need. The kids will love it. Well done the Dunchurch Fairies."
While another said: "We know it's Christmas when we see this!! Don't stop doing it."
"It's brilliant and something at long last to make us all smile especially the little ones," added another, while one local wrote: "Well done Dunchurch Fairies. Something fun."
Another mum said: "Can't wait to show our 3 year old twin girls... they are going to love this!"
The statue commemorates the Lord John Scott, who was a Grenadier Guards officer, a Scottish MP and a landlord, who died aged 51 in 1860.
His family, the Buccleuchs, are still one of the largest private landowners in Europe with extensive holdings in Scotland.
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