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Roald Dahl characters carved into York field to create giant maze

Roald Dahl fan and farmer Tom Pearcy has carved a giant image featuring some of the famous children's author's iconic characters into a 15 acre field of maize plants near York to create a giant maze.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The York Maze celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl who was born in 1916.

Guest of honour to officially launch the maze was British actress Julie Dawn Cole who played Veruca Salt alongside Gene Wilder in the 1971 film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.

Julie took a helicopter flight over the giant 15 acre maize maze to see the design.