Something is missing in the world of Narnia. Or at least in the Banstead Wood Narnia Trail, where one of the iconic wood sculptures, Lucy and the Lamp-post, is no longer to be seen near Holly Lane car park.
It may have been the victim of the weather or a merciful chain saw, or perhaps darker forces are at work. In a case of life spookily imitating art, in the last days of Narnia the magical Lamp-post disappeared in Lantern Waste. This can now be revealed as the Council's compound at Park Farm, where the sculpture has re-appeared. But where's Lucy? Suspicion must fall on the evil Ice Queen or a disgruntled dog owner. The Lamp-post was always too high off the ground.
All that remains of the Lamp-post at Holly Lane.
The Lamp-post with Lucy in better days.
Resting place at Park Farm. Was the Ice Queen (right) responsible?
Is that a knowing look?.
Another character in the Wood: an ancient oak surviving its winter enchantment. Find it at what3words: abode.branch.soccer.
We are a self-funded group of volunteers looking after our local countryside in Banstead Wood and Chipstead Valley. We extend a warm welcome to those who would like to help maintain this important green space for the benefit of everyone. Here you will find details of WoodChips weekly tasks and activities. Check back soon to see what we're up to!