Derby - The Ram Trail (21 - 30)
w/e 01 August 2021

All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490
Derby - The Ram Trail

This third and final part of the "Wild In Art" event following the Ram Trail ( follows a route from the Derbion Retail Outlet to Derby Railway Station and then returns to the city centre.

Ramdom Access Memory (R.A.M)

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.
Captain Stone

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.
Doodle Derby

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.
Bee Happy & Railway Communities

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.
For Those About to Rock...

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 Derbyshire’s 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.
Royal Ram

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.

Woolly Rammy (a ram in sheep’s clothing)

The penultimate ram is also on St Peter's Street and stands outside St Peter’s Church. In shirt sleeve weather "Woolly Rammy (a ram in sheep’s 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 weather.

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 more ram.
Steel Art Ram

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 here.

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