Monday, 14 July 2014

Cow News

From The Evening Standard:

They have been an unusual landmark greeting motorists into west London for nearly four decades. The herd of fibreglass cows on top of the Dairy Crest factory has been described as Hounslow's answer to the "Angel of the North".

But the cattle have disappeared, upsetting local residents and commuters using the A316...

Father-of-four Joachim Jellinek is running a campaign for the cows to be returned to their rooftop. He was alerted to their disappearance by his two-year-old son Cosmo, who pointed at the roof earlier this month and said he was "sad" they had gone.

Mr Jellinek said: "I am determined that this landmark on an otherwise very unremarkable building and stretch of road will not be lost forever..."

A spokeswoman for Dairy Crest said the company feared that after years of exposure, rusting the fittings that secured them, the cows were at risk of falling onto the road.

She added: "We are going to have a close look at them and decide what to do. We understand that they are much loved and brighten up a rather boring bit of road."


A K Haart said...

From the pic it looks as if they could just paint some cows on that ugly grey bit.

Ross said...

A local newspaper near me has a report of a cow rampage:

Admittedly from this day, 25 years ago but that still counts doesn't it?

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, good idea but that is not the same.

Ross, brilliant, thanks.