Residents campaign to save Whapplehog sculpture


Plans to build new houses in the Lincolnshire village of Whaplode mean a metal sculpture of a pot-bellied pig may have to be moved.

Villagers have begun a campaign to save the artwork, know locally as the Whapplehog.

It stands in the way of the proposed access road to the new development.

Church warden Cyril Hearn said there were concerns in the village about the sculpture being moved or sold because local people feel it is "part of their inheritance".

Look North's Simon Spark reports.

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