Major Henry wiggles back to town for last weekend of Pigs Gone Wild trail

The unveiling of Major Henry Wigglesworth in Ipswich.

The unveiling of Major Henry Wigglesworth in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Today Major Henry Wigglesworth is back where he belongs after a lengthy stay in hospital.

The battle-ready piggy was damaged earlier this month resulting in him being removed from the trail and temporarily replaced by Dr Trott and Nurse Honeycured.

Sponsored by the Funeral Director’s Alliance, made up of local companies: East of England Co-op Funeral Services; Farthing Funeral Service; and Hyde-Chambers Funeral Service, Major Henry Wigglesworth can be found hogging the sunlight outside Chelsea Building Society.

He made his return to the trail yesterday following his repair by John Grose and repaint by artist, Jade Dye, with all costs to getting him back on the trail being paid for by the Co-op.

Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: “It’s fantastic to have Major Henry back on the trail for the final weekend of the trail. We anticipate visitors flooding to Ipswich from all around Suffolk and surrounding areas to see the pigs and there couldn’t be better time for it with the three-day weekend and beautiful weather.

“We are hugely grateful to the Co-op, fittingly, our knights in shining armour, for offering to help with the costs to repair Major Henry Wigglesworth, which means all the proceeds from the trail can go directly to the hospice for patient care.”

From 10am tomorrow, families are invited to celebrate Major Henry’s return with a special ‘Paint a Pig’ pop up activity outside the building society. Children can paint their own papier mache pig and meet Major Henry’s creator, Jade Dye.

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There will also be a colouring competition on the day, with an opportunity to win a £25 book voucher.