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Elephants spotted at Ebbsfleet housing development

PUBLISHED: 16:23 09 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:27 09 February 2016

Mammoths and other sculptures seen at the new Castle Hill housing development in Ebbsfleet

Mammoths and other sculptures seen at the new Castle Hill housing development in Ebbsfleet

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They have been placed at the Castle Hill development

Mammoths and other sculptures seen at the new Castle Hill housing development in EbbsfleetMammoths and other sculptures seen at the new Castle Hill housing development in Ebbsfleet

A new set of artworks at an Ebbsfleet housing development is catching the eyes of visitors.

Visitors to Castle Hill will see the majestic sculpture of a mother and baby elephant, as part of the ‘Stone Age Safari’ scheme as part of an art project in the area.

Castle Hill is part of Ebbsfleet Valley’s developments, in the eastern quarry of the Ebbsfleet Garden City plans.

As well as the elephants, there are other carvings in the area by artist Peter Leadbeater.

Mammoths and other sculptures seen at the new Castle Hill housing development in EbbsfleetMammoths and other sculptures seen at the new Castle Hill housing development in Ebbsfleet

The idea for the ‘Stone Age Safari’ came from local residents and children Ebbsfleet Academy, The Craylands School and Manor Community Primary School.

Carol Unwin, from Groundwork South, said: “It was a momentous occasion watching the cranes put the pieces of art in place.

“We’re delighted to have helped the community direct the artworks on this important site, and are overjoyed with the result.

“The artists responded really well to the community’s ideas, and these new sculptures add a wonderful and unique character to Castle Hill - something to lift the spirit, and that everyone can be proud of.”

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