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Dinky Doors: Cambridge street wakes up to an octopus’s garden



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A whole street in Cambridge has clubbed together to buy their very own Dinky Door and it has finally been unveiled this morning (Tuesday, June 15).

The anonymous street artists agreed to make a special door just for the residents of Sedgwick Street in the Romsey area of the city after they organised a crowdfunding effort during lockdown, but kept everyone in the dark about the design.

The latest Dinky Doors on the junction of Sedgwick Street and St Philips Road. Picture: Keith Heppell. (48214686)
The latest Dinky Doors on the junction of Sedgwick Street and St Philips Road. Picture: Keith Heppell. (48214686)

The new artwork incorporates a bollard on the street which has been painted to look like a lighthouse; in front, there's a lighthouse keeper’s cottage (including the door) and, just outside, an octopus enjoying a spa bath in a flower bed.

Dinky Doors said; “It's suitably bonkers. We need to treat the inhabitants of this planet better, according to the Supreme Leader. So we've made a resort spa B&B for octopuses.”

Dinky Doors: their latest creation is the Octo Spa (48211352)
Dinky Doors: their latest creation is the Octo Spa (48211352)

Dinky Doors have been on a mission to save the world for some time and follow instructions from a mysterious Supreme Leader who crash landed his spaceship in Cambridge.

The latest Dinky Doors on the junction of Sedgwick Street and St Philips Road. Picture: Keith Heppell. (48214685)
The latest Dinky Doors on the junction of Sedgwick Street and St Philips Road. Picture: Keith Heppell. (48214685)

The artists said: “We were delighted to help out the street when they told us they wanted something to cheer them up and make their street a bit special. They asked us to choose what to create and I don’t think they were expecting this; No one expects a spa for octopuses. I hope the residents will enjoy having an octopus staying on their street.

The latest Dinky Doors on the junction of Sedgwick Street and St Philips Road, Edmund, 8, and Amelia, 6, Re Manning with the new door. Picture: Keith Heppell. (48214640)
The latest Dinky Doors on the junction of Sedgwick Street and St Philips Road, Edmund, 8, and Amelia, 6, Re Manning with the new door. Picture: Keith Heppell. (48214640)

“I like to think we have turned a bollard that was a bit ugly into something a bit more interesting and I hope it makes people do a double take when they see it.

"I hope they enjoy their surprise."



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