An investigation has been launched after a popular straw sculpture of Peter Rabbit at Snugburys ice cream parlour near Nantwich was destroyed by fire.
People have reacted with sadness on social media as the 40ft high straw figure was a well known feature on the landscape.
A fire engine from Nantwich tackled the blaze about 5.40pm yesterday (Thursday, February 2). Firefighters used a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Peter Rabbit was an advert for the ice cream farm in Chester Road, Hurleston, which is popular with families. Previous straw sculptures have included a dalek, a cowboy on horseback, an Olympic cyclist, a meerkat and Big Ben.
View a gallery of photographs of the straw dalekhere