Captain Tom and Noah’s Ark painted on Lambeg drum after public vote

A Lambeg drum has been painted with an image of Captain Tom and Noah’s Ark to send out a positive message about the year 2020 for many decades to come.

The design by Portadown man Keith Currie was chosen by public vote in a competition run by Lambeg painter Andy Young, who is from Richill.

Andy, who ran the competition on his Facebook page, said: “It’s just something I thought might be nice in these times, something that people could look back on in 10, 20, 30 years when they see the drum. They’ll say, ‘do you remember 2020 – that was some year’.

“It’s a bit like the tercentenary of Orange Order in 1990. There was a new symbol came out for that and a lot of the drums have that on them, and when you see the symbol it takes you back to 1990.

Published on the 23rd of May 2020
Article taken from the Newsletter

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