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Famous landmark in Sudbury will be restored to its former glory

PUBLISHED: 11:43 24 December 2014

Carving has begun at Luxstone Stone masons on the replacement centre piece for the 101 Dalmations sculpture in Sudbury. Neil Luxton and John Sayers with the stone.

Carving has begun at Luxstone Stone masons on the replacement centre piece for the 101 Dalmations sculpture in Sudbury. Neil Luxton and John Sayers with the stone.

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A Sudbury landmark mentioned in the children’s classic 101 Dalmatians will soon be restored to its former glory after the stonemasons chosen to work on a new centrepiece for the structure took delivery of the raw materials.

Large slabs of Yorkshire stone will be used to make four new sections to match the original fountain and horse trough on Sudbury’s Market Hill. It was presented to the town in 1882 and mentioned by author Dodie Smith before being damaged by a truck in 1990 and sent for repair. It came back minus its centrepiece. Sudbury stalwart John Sayers campaigned to secure funding to get it restored.

Stonemason Neil Luxstone said it should be finished by March. He said: “It will be different to the original, but will still blend in with St Peter’s Church.”

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