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8/06/2014 01:18:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

A giant straw Dalek is still dominating a section of the Cheshire countryside.

Straw Dalek (Credit: Adrian Wilks) Straw Dalek Straw Dalek (Credit: Adrian Wilks) Straw Dalek

The Dalek was created for Doctor Who's Fiftieth Anniversary, at Snugburys Famous Ice Cream, a farm and dairy based in the West Midlands, known for its annual production of straw figures.

Standing at 35 feet high, the sculpture took over 700 man hours to build. It is made from 6 tons of straw, held up by a frame containing 5 tons of steel. It features moving parts and audio.

The Dalek can be seen from the Nantwich - Chester road and viewed at Park Farm in Hurleston just two miles from Nantwich, Cheshire.

(with thanks to Adrian Wilks)