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Boy and Ram Statue, Derby

A bronze statue by Wilfred Dudeney on a base of Derbyshire granite. Unveiled in 1963. The sculpture depicts 'The Derby Ram' or 'Tup'. This creature, used as a symbol or mascot with many Derby enterprises (such as The 'Rams' Derby County Football Club or The Sherwood Foresters Army Regiment), has its origins in folklore, and may stem back to pre-christian beliefs when animal deities were venerated.…