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New sheep in town

Bargate roundabout has its new flock of sheep, shepherd and a dog.

It was the brain child of Boston businessman the late Garth Isaac, inspired by the horses in Horncastle.

As a member of the Boston in Bloom team he wanted to commemorate the sheep fair which took place near there and to highlight the importance of wool to Boston making it the second biggest port in England.

Jocelyn Lawman of Boston was the designer of the sheep and shepherd, using the Lincolnshire longwools as inspiration. Garth's partner Richard Tupper was determined to see the project through and with David Isaac of Johnsons of Boston got the sheep made of steel.

Thanks to them and sponsors, Ralph Ottey, Dudley Bryant, Judy Cammack, Jay Peck, Oldrids and others, there are now 13 figures installed.

Andy Dixon, owner of Vere Brothers has overseen the installation, a complex job, sinking the sheep into concrete.

 Alison Fairman of Boston in Bloom said: "We are delighted that at last the sheep are here. The day was tinged with sadness remembering Garth, but what a lasting memorial to him. Thanks to Vere Brothers who have been great supporters of Boston in Bloom."

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Picture courtesy of Black Cat Designs Boston