Sir Hugo Page, the Griffin
Sponsored byBridget Haggerty and Scott Page
Sir Hugo Page is a griffin (gryphon), an ancient mythical creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle, and an eagle's talons as its front feet. The Griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. They were also known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions.
Sir Hugo Page is an outside row standing animal. Cliff Page, father of sponsor Scott Page, carved Sir Hugo and made this a family project. Cliff, who passed away in 2018, was the only carver on the Albany project who also carved on Salem’s Riverfront Carousel.
Sir Hugo Page holds a scepter in its left front talon. A chest plate with the Page family crest is attached around his neck with a gold chain. According to Page family records, the first person to use this crest was Sir Hugo Page in 1260. The motto, "Make Life Work", is on the crest.