Two unique Easter sculptures have been created on the green outside the front of Christ Church in Old Town.

Titled Easter Regeneration 2020, The Crucifixion Recycled and Resurrection Retreaded were created by Gervin Senior who lives on Walcot Road.

Gervin, 65, constructed a similar Crucifixion Recycled out of tins fifty years ago this Easter for a school project and town wide exhibition in Didcot.

When Christ Chruch reverend Simon Stevenette heard about this, he challenged Gervin to do it again as the Old Town Partnership were becoming four eco-congregations

The Reverend Canon Simon Stevenette said: "We pray that people in Swindon encounter God’s love and hope in Jesus Christ this Easter which, in the lockdown, we are all experiencing in new and deeper ways’.

Gervin told the Adver: This is the arty side of me. I showed Simon pictures of my project back at school for my GCSE's and he said 'why not do it for Easter?'

"The trickiest bit was finding the right tins. When I first did it you could get a variety of tins but now you can only really get baked bean tins."

"On and off it took me about two to three weeks to make it all. It was quite painstaking."

Two smaller crosses have been made from Christmas trees in the Partnership festival last December.

The second piece, the Resurrection Retreaded, was created to share the whole Easter story.

The modern Regeneration exhibition will stay in place from the start of Holy week, 5th April until the end of Eastertide, 31 May.