Things are looking up for Harry

Contributed by editor on Feb 18, 2006 - 09:47 PM



Pictures by Cyril Trice

Things could be looking up for Hawkinge Harry, the village Giant who stands alone behind a curtain in the Community Centre.  There is now a new Giant on the block in the shape of the first female, Herne Bay Lily, and Harry is set to meet up with her in the summer.

Herne Bay Lily

Village Giant co-ordinator Cyril Trice and Bob Martin from the Sandwich Giant community watched the awakening of the fourth of the East Kent Giants today (18 February) as she was paraded from the centre of Herne Bay to the Bandstand on the seafront. 

The Giants projects is part of the 'Make it Real' cultural programme for Canterbury and East Kent, run by Canterbury City Council.

Strange Cargo create the charactors are now busy planning their final giant which is to be built at Singleton, near Ashford. Once completed it will link to others in the host communities of Littlebourne, Hawkinge, Herne Bay and Sandwich.

Harry is set to meet up with Lily and the other Giants at the Folkestone Charivari 'Giants' Festival' scheduled for the 15th July.

The fish heads

Filmmaker Stephen Connelly will be shooting a film following the Giants' progress through the Kent landscape. He is particularly looking for film showing Hawkinge Airfield when it was in use, and will be visiting Hawkinge to get a feeling for the area.

If you have any old film of the airfield or would just like to help in the project, please contact the Hawkinge Giant co-ordinator Cyril Trice: telephone 01303 893499 or Email [1]