Farmers Graham and Jane Wadsworth from Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick near Kendal, Cumbria, will go into history by an amazing personal tribute to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. On his 10-acre corn field, Graham carved a maze of a giant Spitfire chasing a German Messerschmitt Bf 109. The huge but remarkably well-designed artwork has been cut by a lawnmower and strimmer in a green corn which by this time of the year is only beginning to get tall. Mr Wadsworth spent considerable time planning his work and used a GPS navigator to keep the equivalent of three-and-a-half miles of cutting straight.
The entire design can only be fully appreciated from the air:
The maze will stay up until October, when the Wadsworths have to harvest the corn for winter cattle feed. Also, visitors to the farm will be able to walk the maze, completing a series of clues and quizzes as they wander around. This is not the first ‘maize maze’ at the Raines Hall Farm, which is a popular destination for a family day out on a working farm. Their last year’s maze was in the shape of a chicken.