Those straw men at Snugburys near Nantwich have been hitting the headlines again – this time with a giant Dalek sculpture.

The popular ice cream farm, on the A51 at Wardle, decided their 2013 structure should help celebrate 50 years of Dr Who!

A spokesman for Snugburys said: “At the beginning of the year we were inundated with suggestions for this years Straw Feature.

“By far the most popular suggestion was a feature to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr Who!”

So the Sadler family, who run Snugburys, agreed with Harbrook Engineering’s Mike Harper to build a 35ft Dalek.

DaLICKNow it is towering over the A51 Chester road on the outskirts of Nantwich – with images of it making national and international news.

“We believe it took around 700 man-hours to fabricate the steel frame, pack the straw and for the first time ever introduce moving parts and audio,” added the spokesman.

The feature is made from six tons of straw and five tons of steel.

Snugburys have also developed a special “DaLICK” cone now on sale from the ice cream shop.

A percentage of sales from the cones will go to Cancer Research UK.

It’s the latest scuplture to prove a massive hit. Last year, they created a giant cyclist to celebrate Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France.

They have also created Big Ben, the Millennium Eye, and a giant Meerkat.

(Main pic: courtesy of DrWho247. Insert pic: courtesy of Snugbury’s)


  1. Just been on Holiday and passed it on the way back home, thought it was brilliant, pity I didn’t have my Grandsons with me to enjoy the spectacle. Keep it up.

  2. Chris Bailey says:

    I took my 6 year old son Aron to see this brilliant piece of work he is mad on Dr Who as we live in South Wales he was amazed.orsome let’s have more

  3. It’s a material structure & located in an agricultural field – it therefore requires planning permission.

    I bet permission doesn’t exist

  4. john ashwood says:

    As a Truck driver from Tamworth I came past the Dalick today for the fist time And was very impressed and shocked brilliant we should see more of this sort of thing

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