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.”
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