From left - Civic Society committee members Melvyn Price, Robert West, David Jones, John Charlesworth and John Bland, and farmer and author Rex Sly, who performed the unveiling. Picture by Nigel Chapman.

The Hiring gets its unveiling

A statue that celebrates a historic Spalding event has been unveiled.

The Hiring, by Laury Dizengremel, was unveiled during a ceremony in Hall Place during Bank Holiday Monday, in front of around 80 people.

Representatives from the Spalding and District Civic Society were joined by a number of guests+.

The sculpture depicts the traditional hiring of staff by the local farming community.

Civic Society president John Charlesworth said he hopes it will hope bridge a local history gap: “We hope that it will give people a sense of the past, especially younger and newer members of our community.”

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