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Driffield’s Corgi Trail is a huge success

A huge success is how organisers have summed up the launch of Driffield’s Corgi Trail with hundreds of completed entries handed in after just the first day.

Driffield town centre was buzzing over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday with families taking part in the trail and searching for the life-sized corgis which are dotted about in town centre businesses.

The aim of the trail, which has been organised by Driffield Town Council, is to celebrate Her Majesty’s love of these characterful dogs, as well as encouraging people to visit the town and discover its shops and eateries.

Shops and businesses have also given us very positive feedback saying that more people have been coming into their premises than ever and people have been coming from further afield too

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The idea for the trail came from Driffield Town Councillors Amanda Croft and Andrew Coleman, with local artist Siobhan Palmer designing the Driffield corgis.

The life-sized corgis were made by Driffield Tidy Team member Andy Wilson – assisted by Driffield Men in Sheds.

The corgis have been decorated by local school pupils from all over the Driffield area and each one represents a country of the Commonwealth.

The trail runs throughout the town centre and participants have to find the corgis and identify which Commonwealth country it represents.

Entry forms are available from the Little Book Emporium (Middle Street North), Wonders of the Wolds (Market Place), Kinship (Middle Street South) or Driffield & Wolds Weekly (Middle Street South) and on the Driffield Town Council website.

Jill Baldwin, Driffield Town Centre Officer, said there was still plenty of time to enter with the trail taking place all through the summer until 4th September.

She said: “The Corgi Trail has been a huge success and there is still plenty of time to take part.

“We had just fewer than 300 people complete it on the day it launched (Thursday 2nd June) and hundreds more since.

“The feedback has been very positive with lots of happy faces receiving medals and pin badges for completing their forms.

“It is also great to see that people of all ages are having a go.

“Shops and businesses have also given us very positive feedback saying that more people have been coming into their premises than ever and people have been coming from further afield too!”

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