Bobby the Horse October 2017

Hope you are all enjoying our wonderful horse sculpture ‘ Bobby the horse’ which was just put in place last Thursday evening.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, it is on the grass mound, to the left of the roundabout as you drive south on the B5253 ( Flensburg Way,) from the Waste disposal roundabout (Tank roundabout) to the junction of Longmeanygate and Flensburg way.
The idea originated a couple of years ago, as a war horse statue to commemorate the horse in WW1, but South Ribble Borough Council and C & W Berry came on board to support the structure and felt that it would be more in keeping if developed as part of the’ Transport in Leyland Theme’ which is displayed around the borough.
The resulting sculpture, as designed by DP Structure Ltd, really is superb and lives up to all our expectations. I think it might have come as a bit of a shock last Friday morning when people driving to work saw that a giant horse and cart had suddenly appeared on the roundabout.
We managed to go along in the dark hours of Thursday evening to watch the horse and cart being placed in position by the giant crane – all very exciting after all the planning which has taken place. (Some photos attached)
Considering our main aim was to celebrate the importance of the horse, it was quite poignant when we realized that the site of the structure had some 30 odd years previous, been the site of the original house and stables of a well-known local rag and bone man, and his famous horse Bobby. Hence the name of the sculpture is Bobby the horse.
Ulnes Walton Bridleways Association would like to thank everyone for their support in allowing this project to come to fruition, especially C & W Berry for their funding and work on the wagon and South Ribble Borough Council for all their design, planning and funding .
UWBA is so pleased to have promoted the importance of the horse in our community – past and present.
Enjoy the sculpture!!!