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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Cerne Abbas Giant given red nose

A famous Dorset landmark has been given a Comic Relief makeover ahead of Red Nose Day 2009 on Friday.

The famous Cerne Abbas Giant was given its own red nose on Thursday morning to remind people of the bi-annual charity fundraising day and TV telethon.

The 180ft (54.8m) figure, which dates back to 1694, is believed to be a symbol of ancient fertility.

In September, volunteers spent one week re-chalking the giant, which became obscured by vegetation and moss.

Source: BBC NEWS Thursday, 12 February 2009

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