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Giant’s chair in Forest of Dean taken down as new sculptures are planned

Posted on 28th October 2015

The iconic Giant’s Chair sculpture has been taken down and burnt into charcoal after it was deemed unsafe to the public, but there are plans for new sculptures to be erected along the Forest of Dean sculpture trail.

Giants Chair

People who have stayed in holiday homes in the Forest of Dean will have undoubtedly seen or heard about the chair, which has stood atop the hillside on the Sculpture Trail for 29 years.

As a result of weathering, the chair was regarded as a safety hazard to walkers on the trail and on Friday 23rd October the iconic landmark, designed by artist Magdalena Jetelova, was burnt into charcoal. This charcoal will now be used by artists for their own work.

Whilst the Forest of Dean sculpture trail has lost an iconic landmark, the SO Glos website has revealed that the Giant’s Chair will not be replaced with another version.

But fear not as there are plans afoot for four brand new sculptures to be erected along the trail. It has so far not been confirmed when these new figures will be unveiled.

Image Credit: Stuart Richards (flickr.com)