LiveTaunton Deane Dragon Trail dragons are unleashed on the streets

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  • Dragons have been released on the streets of Taunton, Wellington, Wiveliscombe and villages.
  • Trail maps are now available Taunton TIC and the Museum of Somerset
  • Not all the dragons are out yet - read on for more details
  • Launch event held in Wellington

10:16am

Remember, you can email your dragon photos to us at newsdesk@countygazette.co.uk

Over the weekend use: newsquestsomerset@gmail.com and we'll upload some here!

10:08am

GOOD NEWS:

Two of the missing trail dragons have found their way to the trail.

They are:

  • 15 - Scoodle, Somerset College
  • 23 - Chameleon, Wellington Sports Centre

So the four remaining missing ones are:

  • Queen's College (at Queen's College)
  • Defendamus (at County Walk - but see below)
  • Night dragon (at Octagon Salerooms, East Reach)
  • King George (King's Arms pub, Taunton)

Roving emergency dragon Accident Pronus should be at County Walk as a substitute until Defendamus is ready.

And remember, you can see roving dragon Proud Heritage, the mayor's dragon, at the Creech St Michael party in the park this afternoon (July 12). It runs from 1pm-midnight - click here for details.

Here's a pic of Scoodle - sunglasses at the ready!

Somerset County Gazette:

 

10:02am

Good morning dragon fans - hope you have fun finding the fiery beasts on their first Saturday out of captivity.

Don't forget, you can get your trail maps from Taunton Tourist Information Centre in Paul Street (just next to the library) and the Museum of Somerset. You can spot a dragon at both locations too.

The trail maps are out earlier than expected which means we won't be uploading them here - please support the trail fundraing efforts by buying them for a £1 from the above locations. All money raised will be going to good causes in Taunton Deane.

They'll be coming to outlets in Wiveliscombe and Wellington early next week too - sorry for the delay, please bear with us.

In the meantime, in Wellington and Wiveliscombe, the dragons are located here:

Wellington:

  • Lancer Court
  • The Sports Centre
  • Outside the Green Dragon pub

Wiveliscombe:

  • The Square
  • Lister House Surgery, Croft Way (that's the new surgery)
  • Jubilee Gardens (West Street)

Outside Taunton they are also at:

  • Trull Green, Trull
  • Churchinford Community Shop, Churchinford
  • Oake Manor Golf Club, Oake
  • Willow and Wetlands Centre, Stoke St Gregory (a wicker dragon!)

 

 

7:55pm

7:54pm

Trail guides should be availble to buy in Wiveliscombe and Wellington by the early part of the week - apologies for the delay.

You can download locations maps by clicking here in the meantime.

6:38pm

6:36pm

You can see the Mayor's dragon, Proud Heritage, at Creech St Michael Village Day on Saturday (July 12) in the afternoon.

Proud Heritage, will then be heading back to his temporary lair at the Odeon, Taunton, where he is meeting fans of How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Proud Heritage is also a money box - so please feed him!

Money is going to good causes in Taunton Deane via Somerset Community Foundation.

6:32pm

Reminder - for your safety, and that of the dragons, please do not sit or climb on them!

Somerset County Gazette:

6:30pm

Location update: Apple Dragon, at Bathroom Village, at Firepool won't be visible from the road beyond the shop's opening hours after they close for the day on Saturday (as stated on the trail guide).

Visit the store during opening hours so you can get up close and personal with this stunningly designed dragon!

6:27pm

Not all the dragons are out yet - we'll let you know as and when they are placed on the trail.

Here are the ones that are missing:

At the moment the ones not out are...

  • Queen's College (at Queen's College)
  • Scoodle (at Somerset College)
  • Chameleon (at Wellington Sports Centre)
  • Defendamus (at County Walk - but see below)
  • Night dragon (at Octagon Salerooms, East Reach)
  • King George (King's Arms pub, Taunton)

Roving emergency dragon Accident Pronus should be at County Walk as a substitute until Defendamus is ready.

 

6:19pm

Here are some photos from the Wellington launch:

Somerset County Gazette:

Camo has been dedicated to the Royal Marines of 40 Commando.

Somerset County Gazette:

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Somerset County Gazette:

Mayoress Renee Durdan gets to know Camo

Somerset County Gazette:

Not a sight you see every day!

Somerset County Gazette:

 

6:15pm

Earlier today the Taunton Deane and Wellington Mayors were in Wellington to watch the arrival of one of the town's dragons.

Children from local schools and representatives of organisations saw Royal Marines from Norton Manor Camp-based 40 Commando bring in Camo, designed by Milverton Primary School pupil Lily Girone-Maddocks and painted by Rachel Gliddon.

 

6:11pm

DRAGONS have finally been released onto our streets today as the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail gets under way.

Most of the dragons have hit the streets of Taunton, Wellington, and Wiveliscombe from this Saturday.

They are also at Oake Manor Golf Club, Churchinford, Trull and Stoke St Gregory.

Trail maps are available now from Taunton Tourist Information Centre (just next to the library) in Paul Street and the Museum of Somerset.

As the trail guides are ready sooner than expected, there's no need to make them available for download here.

The maps cost just £1 and are an important way the trail can raise money for great causes in Taunton Deane through Somerset Community Foundation.

As well as raising money, the trail aims to bring more people to our area to help local businesses. Organisers also hope the trail will provide some good old fashioned family fun!

The project is being spearheaded by Taunton Deane Mayor Dave Durdan, who said: “Thank you to everyone who has helped get the trail this far. We hope members of the public like what they see.

“We’d remind everyone that this is very much a community effort, organised by volunteers and supported by children, students and local artists doing the artwork.”

Cllr Durdan is going round the trail himself on Sunday, starting at Vivary Park in Taunton at 10.30am where you are welcome to join him.

The park is be hosting two of the dragons.

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10:04pm Wed 16 Jul 14

boliston says...

Spotted a few of these dragons today - there is a dedicated website about them at http://dd.ciccic.co.
uk/
Spotted a few of these dragons today - there is a dedicated website about them at http://dd.ciccic.co. uk/ boliston
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