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Horsell Common’s gift to Woking, Launching Pegasus, one of the most uplifting sights in the town, sculpted from a magnificent 250-year old Oak, (irretrievably damaged by a Tornado in November 2007), has been completed on Broomhall Common, opposite the Brewery Road car park.

The Horsell Common Preservation Society (HCPS) commissioned the stunning new tree sculpture named after the winged horse in Greek mythology that was the offspring of Medusa, sired by Poseidon.
Trustee-Directors chose the design from a short list of three that was presented by the famous wood sculptor, Captain Chainsaw, who is the founder of AD-Tree Pirates from Somerset. AD and his team spent a day watching Lipizzaner Stallions so that they could make Pegasus accurately strike the most dramatic pose. The Tree Pirates worked on the project for approximately 2 weeks, before handing over the commission to HCPS at a special ceremony to mark the completion of the project. The Chairman of Horsell Common Preservation Society, David Robbins said, “I was amazed at the joy and excitement which Pegasus engendered in all the members of the public who I spoke to as they passed by. We later discovered that Horsell was named ‘Horse Hill’ on 18th C maps, and so the design seems now to be very appropriate.”

A hand held 3 shot exposure, processed in Photomatix Pro

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tree, sculpture, hdr, chainsaw, pegasus, surrey, woking, horsell, broomhall common

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    one wonderful image

  • Thanks Guys !

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Excellent find Colin …

  • Thanks Tom

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  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Colin!!

  • Thanks Pauline

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  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Whata fantastic sculpture, great shot!!

  • Thanks Shaun

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  • Chris Lord
    Chris Lordover 4 years ago

    Great find Colin, and nicely shot.

  • Thanks Chris

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  • Woodie
    Woodieover 4 years ago

    Wonderful find and capture Colin
    Cheers N

  • Thanks Neil mate !

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  • Cherubtree
    Cherubtreeover 4 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thanks , it`s amazing what a chain saw can do !

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 4 years ago

    Wow! John

  • Thanks , it`s amazing what a chain saw can do !

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  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Fantastic pov, looks great rearing up against the sky like that.

  • Thanks , it`s amazing what a chain saw can do !

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Great angle and capture !

  • Thanks , it`s amazing what a chain saw can do !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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