New sculpture unveiled at Nelson park

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Pendle Councillor Sheila Wicks officially unveiled Walverden Park’s new wood sculpture last week.

She was joined by other ward councillors and friends of the park for the unveiling.

Liz Kayley and the wolf

Liz Kayley and the wolf

The name Walverden is believed to be a corruption of Wolf’s Den which is why the wolf has become the park’s mascot.

The wolf sculpture, made of solid oak, can be found at the Park Drive entrance of the park, not far from Nelson town centre.

Friends of Walverden Park Chairman Keith Chadwick said: “The new artwork by Mike Burgess replaces a small interpretation of a wolf that succumbed to the ravages of time.

“The new sculpture is a drmatic portrayal of a wolf and we hope it will guard the entrance of the park for many years to come,” he added.

The successful installation follows the recent uneviling of other wooden sculptures in several of Pendle other public parks, most notably at Alkincoats Park in Colne and Victoria Park in Nelson.