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Chislehurst bear bench carved from fallen tree

PUBLISHED: 15:04 09 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 09 August 2013

The bear bench was carved by a chainsaw artist from a fallen tree.

The bear bench was carved by a chainsaw artist from a fallen tree.

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If you go down to Chislehurst today, you're in for a big surprise.

Bears, fish and a wooden waterfall are now permanent fixtures on the path linking Chislehurst and Walden Recreation Grounds, thanks to chainsaw artist, Will Lee, who carved the characters into a bench made from a fallen tree.

The attraction, off Empress Drive, was funded by estate agents JDM and the Friends of Chislehurst Recreation Ground.

The bear bench will take centre stage at next month’s Chislehurst Rocks festival, and Barbara Arora, chairman of the friends, says the group is “delighted” by the artwork.

She added: “It has already become a firm favourite with children and adults alike.”

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