By Ross Findon
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Hare sculpture at Arreton, Isle of Wight, which has been dubbed Hairsain Bolt and given a gold medal. Picture by James King.
THE OLYMPICS are over, but not for Arreton’s popular wooden hare.
The sculpture, near the entrance to Arreton Old Village, has been awarded its own gold medal and a Union flag has been draped around the carved magpies alongside him.
Residents have dubbed the wooden winner Haresain Bolt, after record-breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
The carving was created in 2008 by chainsaw artist Paul Sivell from a leylandii stump and paid for by Arreton Parish Council and the Island 2000 Trust.
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by Catherine Black
16th August 2012, at 12:53:17
With the magpie wearing the union flag, should the hare be called, 'Mo-Hare'?
by Lee Majors
16th August 2012, at 10:22:17
This was the famous landmark that was stolen a while back, I hope that medal is glued on!!
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