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The gardens at Nymans
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The gardens at Nymans

A woodland walk in Nymans garden.
Picture added on 29 January 2012 at 14:59
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The statue in the background was known as “The Poacher”. He had a dog at his feet and a rabbit over his shoulder.
Following the 1987 storm we were clearing fallen trees in this area; the “Poacher” was surrounded but apparently unharmed. Danny Coomber, a superb tree surgeon and probably known to many visitors to the Archive, noticed that the statue was wobbling at the knees. Single-handedly, he lifted the extremely heavy statue off its plinth and laid it on the ground.
The statue was sent off for restoration and when he was returned I re-sited him in a shady corner at the north end of the Long Walk; his original site being far too open and obvious for a poacher to lurk!

Added by David Masters on 22 December 2012
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