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Chester the fibreglass horse swaps the paint shop for a life on the stage

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An icon of the streetscape in Moonah in Hobart’s north is destined for a new life on the stage.

Chester the horse had stood outside a paint shop on Main Road since the 1970s.

The 25-kilogram fibreglass horse was one of many around the country used to market Wattyl paint products.

Each day the horse was taken out of the shop and stood by the front door during opening hours.

When Hobart actor and theatre producer John Xintavelonis heard Chester was being retired from the…



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