Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
If you’re ever traveling past Bridgwater in Somerset, don’t be surprised when you see a 12-meter-tall willow man to your west.
Built by the Somerset artist Serena De La Hay at a cost of 15,000 pounds, this roadside attraction is seen as a symbol of the local area. The fame of the wicker man only increased after an arson attack in 2001.
The decision was made to rebuild the roadside attraction with increased fire protection, including a moat to stop potential arsonists from gaining access. It still stands as of this writing for all to see.
November 2, 2010
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