Dunchurch statue receives annual makeover

Dunchurch Statue - Pikachu from Pokemon. NNL-161213-214530009
Dunchurch Statue - Pikachu from Pokemon. NNL-161213-214530009
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A statue in Dunchurch has received its annual seasonal makeover.

For many years the statue of Lord John Scott in Dunchurch has been transformed into different characters and people in the run up to Christmas.

The tradition is believed to have started in the 1970s.

The statue, which is the centre of the village, commemorates the Lord, who was a Grenadier Guards office, a Scottish MP and a landlord, who died in 1860. Since the 1970s pranksters in the village have dressed up the statue in the dead of night.

This year’s costume for the statue is Pokemon’s Pikachu, which is a character from the popular game and cartoon series.

Over the years the statue has been turned into a variety of characters.

Last year it was dressed as a Stormtrooper and in the years before that is has been turned into a Minion, Prince George, a super hero and a smurf.