|The trophy for Best Peacock's Tail|
Ellie's Attic is piled high with an amazing assortment of treasure. Do pay them a visit - and let them know you found out about them here, on the Starcross History blog! Cheers
The peacocks' tails will have another day out in Starcross, on Scarecrow Day; June 18th, before they spend the summer in Teignmouth, on Trail Recycled Art in the Landscape
Here's another idea how use rubbish to make your peacock's tail for the peacocks' tails trail: The tail in this picture has been made by fastening some old fishing rods to the back of a weathered plastic garden chair. Blue netting, which has been used on scaffolding, covers the fan of fishing rods. Concentric circles of plastic, milkbottle-tops and buttons have made the eyes of the tail.
The knotted scaffolding netting in front of the tail resembles a peacock?? ... sort of... His eyes were made with orange buttons. needs a bit more work...
Please let us know by April 1st where in Starcross you will site your tail and its letterbox-style stamp, so that we can add it to the trail stamp-cards for the children to collect the stamps, and enter it into the competition for the trophy. The trail will start at Captain George Peacock's grave in St Paul's churchyard, and finish in St Paul's Church.