Dunchurch pranksters give Lord John Scott a 'Frozen' makeover - it's now officially Christmas

Dunchurch's Lord John Scott Memorial has received its annual makeover - continuing a tradition which is thought to date back to the 1970s.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 4:12 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 4:13 pm
The Lord John Douglas-Montagu-Scott statue in Dunchurch has had its annual makeover.

This year the statue has been decorated as Olaf - the snowman from family favourite film Frozen.

In the film, Olaf the snowman might have been created by Elsa and Anna - but Dunchurch's Olaf was created by a mysterious group of pranksters.

Every December they wait for the dead of night before Lord John Scott Memorial as a character.

The Lord John Douglas-Montagu-Scott statue in Dunchurch has had its annual makeover.

Last year the statue, which dates back to 1867, was dressed as the main character of Dr Seus' 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

And the year before that, the statue was decorated as Paddington Bear, the famous children's character from 'darkest Peru' who first appeared in Michael Bond's 1958 book, A Bear Called Paddington.

The statue, which is the centre of the village, commemorates Lord John Scott, who was a Grenadier Guards officer, a Scottish MP and a landlord.

He died in 1860.

The statue in a previous year.

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