They were once a familiar sight near Sunderland’s Vaux site.
And they soon could be again.
Sunderland City Council has submitted a planning application to erect a stunning recreation of the famous dray horses.
And, as these photos show, it would – if approved – be just as impressive an attraction.
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Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, says he hopes to see the artwork installed soon.
Photo: Elliot Nichol 10. Rich texture
The sculptor said: "You want it to be realistic enough that people connect with it."
Photo: Elliot Nichol 11. Always more to see
Ray added: "I wanted to create a piece that feels real and connects people to the history of the site, and that people would return to and, each time, spot a detail they might not have the last time they saw it.”
Photo: Elliot Nichol 12. Past meets future
If approved, the piece will stand on the North West corner of Keel Square, looking across the road to the Vaux site, which is now part of the Riverside Sunderland quarter.
Photo: Elliot Nichol