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COLLECTION Volunteer Jess Richardson with the terracotta horses.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (121158-4)
COLLECTION Volunteer Jess Richardson with the terracotta horses. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (121158-4)

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IT MAY not be quite on the scale of the famous Chinese Terracotta Army, but a new exhibition of modern terracotta horses has gone on display.

The collection of 468 horses, each a foot tall and created as part of a community art project, is on show at the Bursledon Brickworks.

The horses were all made by visitors to King John’s House in Romsey, to commemorate the tens of thousands trained for the front at Romsey Remount Centre during the First World War.

Although they are all based on the same template, each one is unique.

Dr Carolyne Haynes, of the Bursledon Brickworks management team, said: ‘We are delighted to be loaned the horses.

‘The fact that are made from terracotta fits in well with our other clay artefacts and we hope that we can run associated educational activities based on their display.

For more information about opening hours go to bursledonbrickworks.org.uk