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Wonders of the woods at Hillworth Park, Devizes
4:00pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
Birds of prey and chainsaw carving were among the attractions at a woodland crafts event at the new-look Hillworth Park, Devizes, on Saturday.
The event attracted about 400 people, mainly families, who were fascinated by the skills of Steve Griffin, a chainsaw carver of Langley Burrell. He carved a five-foot long fish out of trees felled in Hillworth Park before the refurbishment and it was raffled off.
Dave Seabourne, of Erlestoke, showed off his handiwork, which includes hurdles, fencing and traditional baskets, while wood turner Bob Sawyer, of Calne displayed his workings from unusual bits of wood.
Julian Frost, of Chippen-ham, showed birds of prey including a golden eagle, eagle own and kestrel, and members of Kennet Beekeepers’ Association brought along a sealed hive.
The event was one of a number held since the park reopened in July after its £1.8 million revamp. On Sunday the park joined others around the country in a bandstand marathon.