Is this the biggest snowman in Doncaster?

Standing high at 18ft tall, this could be the biggest snowman in Doncaster!

By The Newsroom
Friday, 02 March, 2018, 13:17
Youngsters Grace Mullen, aged nine, Millie Mullen, 13, Max Mullen, nine, Hannah Mullen, 10, James Mullen, nine, Maisie Mullen, seven, Erica Woodcock, 10, Oliver Woodcock, 16, and Ava Mullen, 15 with Lee, Paul and Scott Mullen and pal Karl Broadbent, all aged 45, and the snowman.

With their schools off because of the snow that brought the borough to a halt over the last few days, nine youngsters and four grown ups set about building the biggest snowman the borough has seen.

And the result of their efforts on Bawtry Road, near its junction with Warning Tongue Lane, in Bessacarr, was finally completed after six-and-a-half hours last night, after darkness had set in at 6.30pm.

Youngsters Grace Mullen, aged nine, Millie Mullen, 13, Max Mullen, nine, Hannah Mullen, 10, James Mullen, nine, Maisie Mullen, seven, Erica Woodcock, 10, Oliver Woodcock, 16, and Ava Mullen, 15 with Lee, Paul and Scott Mullen and pal Karl Broadbent, all aged 45, and the snowman on Bawtry Road, Doncaster

Youngsters Grace Mullen, aged nine, Millie Mullen, 13, Max Mullen, nine, Hannah Mullen, 10, James Mullen, nine, Maisie Mullen, seven, Erica Woodcock, 10, Oliver Woodcock, 16, and Ava Mullen, 15 spent most of their day working on the giant sculpture, which they have named Goliath.

They were helped by triplets Lee, Paul and Scott Mullen and pal Karl Broadbent, all aged 45.

Lee and Paul, who both work as builders, brought their ladders to help with the work.

Youngsters Grace Mullen, aged nine, Millie Mullen, 13, Max Mullen, nine, Hannah Mullen, 10, James Mullen, nine, Maisie Mullen, seven, Erica Woodcock, 10, Oliver Woodcock, 16, and Ava Mullen, 15 with Lee, Paul and Scott Mullen and pal Karl Broadbent, all aged 45, and the snowman on Bawtry Road, Doncaster

Businessman Karl, who took a day off from his job at Bawtry Paintball to help, said: "We wanted to make it bigger than the one we created in 2010. But the snow was too powdery on Wednesday, so we got it done on Thursday, when it was sticking together better.

"We had neighbours coming out with hot drinks and food while we were building it - they were great!

They built their snowman by creating blocks of snow and using them as bricks, and putting them in place layer by layer. When they had finished that part of the job, the started workon the the detail around the blocks.

They celebrated with a drinks at the nearby Miller and Carter pub after they had completed the snowman.