Elephant and Calf Sculpture Installation, Family Event, Name Unveiling and Geology Interpretation Board at Ryton Pools Country Park

During quarry excavation at the site, straight-tusked elephant remains were discovered. To reflect this, a geological interpretation board was designed, prepared and installed to communicate the site’s history to visitors.

In liaison with Ryton Pools Staff, and in partnership with Warwickshire County Council who own the park, the project helped to fund, design and plan the installation of an adult straight-tusked Elephant and a calf sculpted out of metal.

To launch the sculptures, the Dunsmore team hosted a family-orientated launch and ‘revealing of the names’, as chosen from a selection by park visitors. The chosen names were ‘Ryton’ for the adult and ‘Bubbenhall’ for the calf. Ice age/prehistoric jewelry making and elephant face masks were among the activities children enjoyed.