59. Woodsman

The original statue of William Woodsman was originally carved by local artist Dave Chapple, a member of the Friends of Langdon Hills Country Park. This was a piece of public art carved in 1994 out of a giant oak around 200 years old that once stood in Coombe Woods and was toppled in the 1987 hurricane. This work of art stood in Basildon town centre for a number of years. The Friends group are repairing it and resetting it as a prominent welcome statue at the entrance and notice board at Westley Heights in Langdon Hills Country Park. He represents the importance of woodlands and their products.

Story writer/provider
Nick Stanley

Flag Designer
Rose Hibbert

Painter(s)
Kinetika Artists

Landscape Character Area
Langdon Hills and Farmland

Thames Chase Trust, Pike Lane
Upminster, Essex RM14 3NS

01708 642970
landofthefanns@thameschase.org.uk

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