Godiva travels down A5

The Godiva parade on the A5
The Godiva parade on the A5
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AN 11-METRE tall puppet of Lady Godiva travelled through the Daventry district.

It is part of the Godiva Awakes project which is travelling from Coventry to London and has been formed for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

It went down the A5 between Kilsby and Weedon before going down the A45 towards Northampton on Tuesday.

The puppet has cost £2 million to make and is powered by a team of 100 cyclists to make her move.

The display represents the West Midlands region and is one of 12 public art commissions.

Lady Godiva lived in the 11th century and to try to bring an end to high taxes, she rode on a horse naked through Coventry.

She stopped in Rugby on Monday and Northampton on Tuesday and is due to finish her journey to London on Sunday.

For more about the journey and the puppet’s creation, visit www.imagineerproductions.co.uk.