Jack Frost is nipping at Pinocchio's nose as Dunchurch statue gets dressed up for Christmas - The Rugby Observer

Jack Frost is nipping at Pinocchio's nose as Dunchurch statue gets dressed up for Christmas

Rugby Editorial 12th Dec, 2022 Updated: 12th Dec, 2022   0

JACK Frost is nipping at a particularly long nose this year, as Dunchurch gets dressed up for Christmas to continue a decades-long tradition.

Mischievous pranksters have dressed up the village’s statue of Lord John Douglas Montagu Scott as Pinocchio, after two films featuring the character were released this year.

A spokesperson for the Dunchurch Festival Group said: “It’s officially Christmas in Dunchurch!

“No one has any idea who dresses the statue, but it is believed to be the Dunchurch Pixies.”




A Christmas message from the Dunchurch Pixies.

Anonymous tricksters have given the statue a festive fancy dress costume every December for over 40 years.

In recent years, Lord Scott has appeared as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Peppa Pig, snowman Olaf from the Frozen films, the Grinch, an Olympian, The Queen, Spider-Man, a Star Wars stormtrooper, a Minion, Paddington, a Smurf, and Postman Pat.


The tradition captures the imagination of local residents and global web users alike, with many taking pictures and selfies at the statue.

Lord Scott was a prominent 19th century Guards Officer and MP who lived in Dunchurch and owned land around the area. He died in 1860 aged 50.

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