Lady of the North at Northumberlandia finally gets a post-lockdown haircut

The Lady of the North has finally had a post-lockdown haircut.

Sunday, 13th September 2020, 7:00 am

Like many venues across the UK, Northumberlandia, near Blagdon, was locked down from mid-March to mid-June due to coronavirus with its team of volunteers stood down.

While we were able visit hairdressers for a trim from July onwards, ‘The Lady’ had to wait until this week.

Volunteers have now been able to return and ensure that the 100 feet high land sculpture is back looking her pristine best again.

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Peter Ernst, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Northumberlandia estates officer said: “I’m delighted the volunteers are heading back to the site.

"I know they’ve been missing each

other and I’ve been missing their support, so, what better way to start than by giving Northumberlandia a haircut, but, whereas hairdressers use scissors, shampoos and conditioners, we needed something a bit more heavy duty on 1.5 million tonne, quarter of a mile land form.”

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Grass cutting at Northumberlandia.
The Lady of the North has had her first haircut since March.