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28th February 2017

Construction Baron pays a visit to Cherry Willingham pupils

One of the Barons which was part of the 2015 Charter Trail in Lincoln has just completed a month-long residency at a local primary school.


The Construction Baron was one of 25 Baron statues which stood in Lincoln city centre for the trail.


Lincolnshire developer Chestnut Homes sponsored the Construction Baron, before buying it at a charity auction at the end of the event.


Since then, the company has been giving local schools and organisations the chance to see the Baron up close by loaning it to them.


The Construction Baron’s latest visit was to Cherry Willingham Community School, off Croft Lane, where he took pride of place in the reception area throughout February.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “Our Construction Baron has proven to be a hit with the Chestnut Homes family, who enjoy showing him off to schools and companies in Lincoln and the surrounding area.


“On the Trail, it was great to see children and adults alike engaging with our Baron, which celebrates iconic Lincolnshire buildings and structures, including Lincoln Cathedral.


“By taking him out into the community, we’re giving more people the chance to see him up close, and the response we’ve had from everyone he’s visited has been very enthusiastic.


“We hope that the children at Cherry Willingham Community School enjoyed his visit, and we look forward to seeing where his next adventure will take him.”


Following the success of the Trail, Chestnut Homes is sponsoring one of the Knights in this summer’s Knights’ Trail in Lincoln. The event will commemorate the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.


Cherry Willingham Community School is also taking part in the Knights’ Trail by decorating a mini Knight, which pupils have named Rufus the Rider.


Since the end of the 2015 Barons’ Charter Trail, the Construction Baron has enjoyed stays at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Spa on the outskirts of Lincoln, at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, and at Chatterton’s Solicitors in Lincoln.


Community groups, schools and businesses which are interested in being visited by the Construction Baron can email

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