Hector goes wild!
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The King's Beasts and Diana Fountain on Midsummer's eve
The King's Beasts and Diana Fountain on Midsummer's Eve

Hector of Hampton Court

Hector loves to bounce!

‘I am Hector and I live in the house

on the other side of the hedge.’  

The wild rabbits looked amazed and murmured,

‘Ooooooo. You live with humans?’

Hector goes wild! Jo Rutherford

All drawings by Georgie Hampton a trainee artist at Hampton Court Warren
Hector Goes Wild at Hampton Court WarrenHector's Midsummer Madness at Hampton Court Warren
Hector loves to bounce about like a loon with the wild rabbits of Hampton Court Warren
Hector loves to bounce about like a loon with the wild rabbits of Hampton Court Warren

Statue of Diana, Protector of the Wild, at Hampton

"And they do say, that when an animal is in danger the golden statue of Diana comes to life, and darts like a streak of lightning through the trees, to raise the alarm.”

Hector goes wild!

Humphrey, Lord of the Hampton Court Deer

Summer visitors to the Park watch the Shakespeare play Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy telling how the Queen of the Fairies fell in love with a donkey.  Humphrey the Lord of the Hampton deer and Head of the Herd finds the play absolutely ridiculous.  He stamps his hoof during the performance and bellows loudly, “The queen of the fairies would never fall in love with an old donkey, not when the park is so full of such handsome deer with such magnificent crowns of horns.”


"They do say that Shakespeare came to Hampton Court on Midsummer’s Eve to see the magical statues come to life, but because the event is a very private affair, he missed the magic, and so instead wrote Midsummer Night’s Dream."
Hector’s midsummer madness Jo Rutherford

 

Hector goes wild at Hampton Court Warren
Hector loves to bounce
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All art by Georgie Hampton, a trainee artist at Hampton Court Warren
The King's beasts and Diana of Hampton Court
The King's Beasts and Diana of Hampton Court
Diana, goddess of the moon and the wild at Hampton Court
Diana, goddess of the Moon and the Wild
Suddenly the golden statue of Diana dissolved into a sparkling ball of golden light and shot like lightning through the trees and across the park to raise the alarm...
The Coneys of Hampton Court Warren
The Coneys of Hampton Court Warren love to bounce