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Ilford pupils bake for mammoth installation

PUBLISHED: 16:41 24 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:28 24 July 2015

Children at St Peter/Pauls Catholic Primary School,  having an assembly and cake baking  about the Ilford Mammoth returning to Ilford.

Children at St Peter/Pauls Catholic Primary School, having an assembly and cake baking about the Ilford Mammoth returning to Ilford.

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Pupils inspired by the borough’s very own mammoth baked in its honour.

Children at SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Gordon Road, Ilford, sold mammoth cakes to raise money for a replica of its skull to be installed at Redbridge Central Library and Museum, Clements Road, Ilford.

The real skull, which was found near Ilford Lane in 1864 by Sir Antonio Brady, and a replica is on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

The youngsters are hoping to raise about £200 to go towards the replica’s installation in Ilford after an agreement was reached with the East Ilford Betterment Partnership and the Natural History Museum.

Pupil Hannah Chowdhry, 11, said: “I have dreamed of this day for ages. I am so glad the Natural History Museum is giving us the replica skull that was made from the original bones as it feels like part of Matilda [the mammoth] is coming with us.”


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