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Farming folk's wonderful big unusual tribute to NHS

Ian Hughes 27th Apr, 2020

AS TRIBUTES to the NHS go they don’t get much bigger or more unusual than this one in the Warwickshire countryside.

A 12ft high straw bale medic wearing scrubs was constructed on the main road between Stratford and Bidford.

It was the idea of farmers Ann and John Baylis who explained how they created the eye-catching tribute.

“The scrubs are made from re-purposed fertiliser sacks, and the stethoscope is a concoction of pool noodles, plant pots, spray-painted bin lids – and lots and lots of gorilla tape.

“We’ve made these before – the bride and groom made it onto the Countryfile calendar, and the Diamond Jubilee Queen was popular, but this one is our favourite so far.”


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