Monday, 11 August 2014

A Mammoth Adventure!

Walk alongside the West Runton Elephant

Wednesday 13th August 2:30 – 4:30
West Runton Beach, Water Lane

This Wednesday you can join us to celebrate the life of an historic elephant and experience the size of one of the largest and most iconic animals ever to have walked the planet.

Aircraft engineer Jeremy Moore has constructed an astonishing, life sized, 4 metre high model of the West Runton Elephant. Jeremy constructed the body from laminated pine and aero plywood. Tin House Arts have created the head, fashioned from woven white willow.

The result is a beautifully crafted, articulated model that, with the help of several Norfolk firemen, will walk along West Runton beach. The real elephant used to live there 700,000 years ago, when the area was covered by forest.

Joining in the celebration will be fossil and geology experts Richard Belson and Martin Warren, along with Margeret Hems and Tony Stuart, who helped excavate the real elephant's remains (1990-95).

A pay and display car park is available at end of Water Lane. Refreshments are available at Beach Café and there is no admission fee for this event.

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