NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 15th, 2012.
Drivers going around the ‘Tesco roundabout’ in town may be in for a shock as Morag the dragon has been captured and chained up there! Some reports have reached us that the dragon appears to be breaking free – more as we have it!
The dragon has been loaned to the people of Wrexham by Poplars Forge, a company that creates such sculptures from scratch. Steven Gillard and Stuart Wilson from the company arrived at the roundabout around 10am today to install the artwork.
Speaking to Wrexham.com Steve said the installation went without a hitch, “There were no problems whatsoever, we have done all the engineering so knew everything was going to go right”
“We have a pin in the middle so we can spin or position the dragon any way we want”
Looking forward to other dragons in and around town he said “We have it looking up towards Waterworld so all we need now is another one looking down then we will have two dueling dragons and a battle on our hands! Doing that would be a fantastic new landmark for Wrexham”
He revealed the dragon is female, and called Morag and takes significant amounts of work to create, “We are used to building them now, and this one took around six weeks of two mens work to create her. This is one of the biggest ones we have done though.”
The dragon appears to be breaking out of its chains, so we asked if there was any danger to residents or it flying away, Steve said “No, it will probably only fly away if we get another on top of Waterworld!”
We exclusively revealed last month that the plinth was in place ready for the dragon, yet no date for installation was made, we did mention it could be a rebranding exercise! We asked today if our slight tongue in cheek ‘rebranding’ of the roundabout is something they thought of he did say “That is something we hope, and we think the council hopes”
You can check out Poplars Forge – the guys who created Morag – website here.