Derby - The Ram Trail (21 - 30)
w/e 01 August 2021
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490
This third and final part of the "Wild In Art"
event following the Ram Trail (https://derbyramtrail.org/) follows a route
from the Derbion Retail Outlet to Derby Railway Station and then
returns to the city centre.
Number 21 on the Trail is once again in the Derbion. It is called
"Ramdom Access Memory (R.A.M)" and was designed by
Anne-Marie Byrne and sponsored by Bloc Digital.
We left the Derbion by the exit onto Traffic Street where just
outside was the next ram on the Trail. Sponsored by Marketing
Derby "Captain Stone", star of a graphic novel, is
by Liam Sharp.
Crossing Traffic Street we started the walk down to the Railway
Station along Hope Street and Carrington Street as far as Liversage
Square which we crossed diagonally to Castleward Boulevard. In
the Square was number 23 "Doodle Derby" by Carla Dee
(Love Lalaland), a Compendium Living sponsored ram.
Before reaching the Station and "Railway Communities"
by Holly Aspinall (on the right above) outside the entrance,
we passed "Bee Happy" in the cut through from Park
Street. This one (on the left) by Phillippa and Rachael Corcutt
was sponsored by Derby University whilst Holly Aspinall's ram
had East Midlands Railway as its sponsor.
The route we had taken to the Railway Station was fairly straightforward
although much of it appears to have been redeveloped recently
and was therefore new to us. We took the more familiar way along
Midland Road and London Road back to Traffic Street where we
found the next ram on the Trail. This was The Flowerpot sponsored
"For Those About to Rock
" by Sue Hetfield (Bad
Mother Woofer). Apparently it was inspired by Derbyshires
Download and Bloodstock rock music festivals.
We continued along London Road to The Spot, another area in the
city centre that has undergone some recent redevelopment. Joy
Pirkle's "Rambo" stands near the ring sculpture or
art work at another entrance to the Derbion Centre. Paying homage
to Sylvester Stallone the ram was sponsored by Central Health.
Only three more to go now and the next one on St Peter's Street
is decorated in the familiar colours of Royal Crown Derby and
named "Royal Ram". Donna Newman (Eden-designs) was
sponsored by Wild in Art and Hansons Auctioneers to create number
28 on the Trail.
The penultimate ram is also on St Peter's Street and stands outside
St Peters Church. In shirt sleeve weather "Woolly
Rammy (a ram in sheeps clothing)" was a little overdressed
in its woolly jumper but sponsored by St Peters Quarter BID,
Rebecca Morledge's design was surely ready for any change in
The final ram on the Trail is back at the Derby Museum in Museum
Square off Wardwick. This is where we started the Trail but "Ramble"
celebrating the Derbyshire countryside and the Peak District
by Caroline Coates is on the opposite side to number 1 which
is at the Museum's entrance on The Strand. This one is sponsored
by Derby Telegraph and marks the end of the Ram Trail but before
we end this series, it's worth returning to The Spot for one
We began the series with a photo of the stone ram on East Street
that has been there for 25 years but this stainless steel sculpture
at the entrance to the Derbion on The Spot is a 2019 addition
to the city centre. It is not part of the temporary Ram Trail
but is a permanent feature that was designed by Urban Planters
and made by sculptor Tim Roper of Steel Art.
To see the first 10 rams click here
and for the second 10 of the 30, click