GoGo Hares

Introducing the GoGo hares – worthy heirs to the elephants and dragons that preceded them.


The charity Break have established something a tradition involving large painted fibreglass animals – it started with elephants, then dragons, and now for a third installment we have hares. This year they are looking beyond Norwich – there is one in Fakenham, which I saw on Friday, there is one in Dereham which I saw through the windows of the ExCel bus travelling to and from the auction that my employers had in the fine city of Norwich yesterday and there are a load of them distributed around Norwich, some of which I captured on camera.


The first five images relate to Lancaster, the Falenham Hare, whose acquaintance I made while banking my wages.

Lancaster infoLancaster - rear viewCounty TrailLancaster story board

Egyptian Hare, Dereham
This Egyoptian style hare adorns the market place in Dereham

Egyptian Hare, Dereham IHare, St Stephens Street, NorwichHare, near Norwich CastleHare in a shop windowHare, Davey PlaceHare, Bank Plain

Hare, The Maids Head Hotel
This hare resides at The Maids Head Hotel where we had our auction.
Polka Dot Hare, The Forum
Cruella De Vil might like this hare, located outside the Forum.
Kafkaesque Hare, OS Library
This kafkaesque creation can be found just outside Norwich Millennium library
Hare, Norwich Library
While this one is inside the library
Hare, Tourist Information Office
This “Norfolk birds” hare is in the main Tourist information office in Norwich

Info on Tourist Office Hare

Tiger Striped Hare, nr Top Shop
The late legendary Richard Whiteley would probably have described this as a hare-tigger (he specialised in this kind of pun).

Hare, nr M&S

Author: Thomas

I am a founder member and currently secretary of the West Norfolk Autism Group and am autistic myself. I am a very keen photographer and almost every blog post I produce will feature some of my own photographs. I am an avidly keen cricket fan and often post about that sport.

14 thoughts on “GoGo Hares”

  1. Completely unrelated but knowing that you’re a Michael Burgess fan and have campaigned for him to be in the England team, he’s struck 56 from 23 balls I think in the T20 Blast tonight!

    1. An excellent effort, but England are so good in short-form cricket that there are few if any possible vacancies there just now.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I believe there are now over 200 of these sculptures, mainly in Norwich, but with some in other locations such as Fakenham and Dereham.

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