The Echo today reports on the bitterness of the Chapple family at the way the Council has handled the relocation of “The Woodsman”. What is so desperately sad is that this is a local Basildon artist, who created this sculpture for the town, from materials originating in the town. In that sense it was truly a piece for local people and, as I’ve written previously, made important connections between the present day, the past and Basildon’s natural environment.
For local Tory politicians to have moved so quickly to get rid of this landmark carving smacks of an indifference to our local heritage – and a callous disregard for the feelings of Dave Chapple’s family.
Read the full story in the Echo.
I know your site is realy funky BUT I struggle to read it even when I make it larger by using control scroll it does not help that much. Would you consider changing the background?
Hi Vicki – I’ve been conscious of this for a little while. I am hoping to be able to migrate this to its own site at some point so I can then offer a choice of themes. Please bear with me!