Landmark gets spooky new addition

Oxford Mail: David Gosling with the new sculpture David Gosling with the new sculpture

HALLOWEEN may be six months away, but an Oxfordshire landmark has a scary new addition reflecting its spooky past.

Legend has it a would-be king and his men were turned to stone by a witch and remain as The Rollright Stones, north of Chipping Norton.

Now it has a unique sculpture of the witch, made from bendy wellingtonia wood by a team led by Banbury artist David Gosling.

The 68-year-old said: “I am really happy with it. It is spooky, but spooky is good.”

Rollright Stones trustee Robin Smitten said: “He approached us and we jumped at it because of the legend.”

It is hoped the sculpture will remain at the site over the summer.

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9:44am Thu 26 Apr 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

It is hoped the sculpture will remain at the site over the summer......
.......but don't be surprised if somebody sets light to it in the near future..
It is hoped the sculpture will remain at the site over the summer...... .......but don't be surprised if somebody sets light to it in the near future.. Dilligaf2010

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