(44) Denbigh tree carving, Little Common Road

Denbigh tree carving, Little Common Road. Photo by Paul Wright, August 2017.

Standing in the grounds of the Denbigh public house is a most unusual piece of public art. In 2010 when the Monterey Cypress tree in the pub’s front garden was dying the landlord, Shaun Gibbons, decided to convert the tree’s base into a piece of public art. The Highways Agency had told him to cut the tree down as it was considered dangerous on the corner of the busy A259 road. Timber sculptor Joc Hare went to work on the three remaining stems of the trunk with this interesting outcome. Once completed there was an official launch of the sculpture, in the presence of Town Mayor Cllr Jimmy Carroll, over the weekend of 7-8th May 2011.

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