ABOUT THE SCRUMPTY SCULPTURE TRAIL
Gloucester’s newest mascot, Scrumpty will take to the streets of Gloucester throughout the summer of 2015 for an exciting sculptural trail. 25 giant sculptures of Scrumpty created and designed by ‘eggs-eptional’ professional and aspiring artists will be placed in the historic streets and green places of Gloucester to capture the imaginations of the public.
For 2015, Gloucester has adopted the local, historical character of Humpty Dumpty, but as it’s a big year for sport he’s put on his rugby jersey and boots taken the nickname ‘Scrum-pty’ to help celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015 with the country’s most passionate fans.
Join us for the Where’s Scrumpty trail as we celebrate Gloucester’s year of festivals, events and sporting tournaments. The trail will take place from August to October resulting in each decorated sculpture being auctioned off for charity.
Based on a local Gloucester legend, during the English Civil War Siege of Gloucester in 1643, King Charles I’s army was camped at Llanthony Priory.
A brand new siege engine or cannon was to be used to knock down the ancient city walls of Gloucester. This siege engine was nicknamed ‘Humpty Dumpty’, apparently after a well-known, and rather rotund, Member of Parliament called Humphrey. On its first use, Humpty Dumpty either collapsed or misfired, causing it to break apart, hence the famous nursery rhyme line “All the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again.”
Gloucester has adopted this local, historical character, but as it’s a big year for sport Humpty has put on his rugby jersey and boots taken the nickname ‘Scrum-pty’ to help celebrate the World Cup with the country’s most passionate fans.