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Bury St Edmunds Wolf Trail is launched

Stained glass, willow, plastic milk bottles, birdboxes and theatre wardrobe offcuts are just some of the materials which are helping create the Wolf Trail in Bury St Edmunds which launched this week.

Some 26 wolves in a wide range of materials will be appearing throughout the town as part of the Wolf Trail which runs from July 20 until St Edmunds Day on November 20.

Twenty of the creations will be lifesize interpretations of the wolf, which, legend has it, was the beast which guarded St Edmund’s head after he was slain.

A wolf sculpture, created by Ben Loughrill, is already a focal point at Southgate roundabout.

The trail was made possible through Ourburystedmunds, the business improvement district, working in partnership with the Town Team group.

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds said: “The artists have worked incredibly hard to create some stunning wolves. During the next fortnight we will be continuing to install them in their display positions around the town centre.

“The trail has been made possible thanks to the dedication of the artists involved, the generosity of the event’s sponsors and the proprietors of the various locations where the wolves will be found.”

People can now access the Wolf Trail website and social media pages.

A competition is also running on wolf trail to identify where the wolves are placed and offers someone a chance to win £100 of shopping vouchers. There is also a children’s activity pack. People are invited to post their pictures of the wolves as they find them on social media using #burywolftrail