Saturday, August 13, 2022

Derby Rams transferred to Lincolnshire

Two of the Ram sculptures which graced Derby city centre last year are now delighting residents at Lincolnshire holiday parks.

King of Caravans, Don Amott, successfully bid for two of the 30 rams which are now a feature at his parks in Lincolnshire. The rams were auctioned off at a glitzy ceremony hosted by TV personality Charles Hanson in Derby last October.

Mr Amott, the Derby-based company chairman, explained: “As well as wanting to support Derby Museums Endowment Fund, I was keen on taking a bit of Derby to our Lincolnshire parks.

“They have been a popular feature of the landscaping at Nettleton Park, Caistor and Whispering Waters in Mablethorpe. Our Nottingham visitors are less impressed but a couple of our parks are set in beautiful forests which keeps them happy.”

The Derby Ram Trail was made up of 30 different, colourful ram sculptures which were positioned at various locations around the city centre and it provided a £1.4 million boost to the city’s economy. A staggering total of £172,000 was raised on the night of the auction which was doubled by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, meaning the auction raised £344,000 for the Museum’s fund.

Some of the other Ram sculptures are on display at Derby’s Museum of Making and, as well as the two Lincolnshire parks, they can also be found in new locations across Derbyshire and other parts of the country.

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