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The Bolt in Elwick Road in Ashford has been decorated as a Christmas pudding

The biggest hit in Ashford this week is this giant Christmas pudding.

Mystery artists have decorated the Bolt landmark on Elwick Road in Ashford.

Last minute Christmas shoppers will notice that the Bolt sculpture now resembles a giant Christmas pudding.

The Bolt in Ashford - when pranksters decorated it as a Christmas pudding
The Bolt in Ashford - when pranksters decorated it as a Christmas pudding

It is not known who adorned the centerpiece but it's not the first Ashford landmark to be given a festive makeover.

Brother and sister Alex and Natashia Whitewood and their friend Amy Kingsnorth decorated the statues on the Drovers roundabout for the second year in a row.

But the trio claim Ashford's latest Christmas makeover was not their work.

Mystery artist decorated town's landmark
Mystery artist decorated town's landmark

Do you know who decorated the Bolt? Write to Kentish Express, 34-36 North Street, Ashford, TN24 8JR or email kentishexpress@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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The Bolt was designed by award-winning artist John Atkin but since its installation in 2006, it has had a mixed reception. Here's what you said on Facebook.

Jean Shrubb said: “Well done to the person/s that did it. Such an improvement on this heap of scrap metal.”

Owen Smith said: “I like the way they call it a sculpture... rusting metal eyesore is more appropriate i think.”

Angela McFarlane said: “Loving it! Ashford council needs to take note? Imagination! Employ someone with some!”

Matthew Ball said: “A much needed improvement!”

Kelly Read said: “Legend. Well done who ever done this. I see the cows have hats n tinsel to!”

Patricia Whitewood said: “Its about time somebody livened it up.”

Yvonne Reynolds said: “Absolutely brilliant..... Someone in Ashford has a sense of humour.”

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