South Yorkshire sheep painted red for new novel

Sheep at Canon Hall Farm painted the Sekaboan flag - a white Yorkshire rose on top of the red revolutionized Chinese flag
Sheep at Canon Hall Farm painted the Sekaboan flag - a white Yorkshire rose on top of the red revolutionized Chinese flag
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You’ve heard of sheep-dipping but this is red-iculous...

Visitors to Cannon Hall Farm at Cawthorne near Barnsley might notice something unusual on the fleeces of the farm’s flock. The sheep have been painted with the Sekaboan flag – a white Yorkshire rose on top of the red revolutionised Chinese flag – to mark the release of a new book.

The Nicholson family, who run the farm, agreed to paint their sheep in support of author Richard Woolley and his futuristic new novel Sekabo, which is set in Yorkshire.

“The red and white flag contrasts with the green fields and catches the eye of visitors,” said a spokesman for publishers Thames River Press. The thriller, to be released on September 30, is based in an area of Yorkshire ruled by China.