Two floral pigs at Tamworth railway station have helped the town to win gold in a regional Britain in Bloom contest.
The Tamworth Two, or Butch and Sundance as they are affectionately known, have helped to brighten up a roundabout outside the town's train station.
Tamworth won gold in the Heart of Britain in Bloom contest (small city category) for a stunning series of displays in pubs, shops, the Castle grounds and train station.
Tamworth station supervisor Christine Hobson said it was the first time the station had taken part. London Midland, which manages the station, contributed £500 to fund the display.
“People really love the pigs so we were delighted to take part in Tamworth's effort. We've been getting lots of offers of bulbs and flowers and help ever since.”
“The floral displays across the town are brilliant, so people can be really proud of Tamworth.”
Passenger numbers are growing at Tamworth after London Midland introduced direct London Euston services along the TrentValley line in 2008.
London Midland has recently completed a new parking deck at the station providing 79 new spaces as part of an £8m network-wide investment.
The pigs were named after the Tamworth Two, Butch and Sundance, who caused a media storm in 1998 when they escaped from a lorry en route to an abattoir. They were eventually found and housed in an animal sanctuary.