CHAINSAW-cut wooden sculptures have been unveiled in a Bexley woodland to celebrate its heritage.

Seven figures - including a perched woodpecker, an owl in flight and a Roman soldier and a Saxon warrior standing face-to-face- were commissioned by the Woodland Trust to stand in Joyden’s Wood.

Chainsaw sculptor Peter Leadbeater carried out the work. Funding came from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cory Environmental Trust as part of the Investment Project, which has already seen nature trails, guided walks and other attractions brought to the wood.

Site manager Simon Bateman said: "Joyden’s Wood is an amazing site that is absolutely full of history and wildlife. The sculptures help to bring these aspects of the wood to life for the visitors and, along with all the other improvements we have made to the wood, make visiting Joyden’s Wood a really memorable experience."

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