Event marks end of project

Woodland Archway. The official opening. From left, Steve Williamson (sculptor), Alison Drake (Chair of the trustees), Les Shaw (councellor)
Woodland Archway. The official opening. From left, Steve Williamson (sculptor), Alison Drake (Chair of the trustees), Les Shaw (councellor)
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A new archway was unveiled at a final community event at Well Woods in Ferry Fryston to encourage more people to use local woodlands.

More than 100 people turned out at the event on Saturday which also included making bird feeders and other woodland crafts and games.

The event, which was organised by Castleford Heritage Trust, was the finale to its Ferry Fryston Access and Improvement Project.

The archway was built by local artist Steve Williamson.

Paul Roberts, woodland access ranger, said: “It was excellent. I was a bit worried because of the weather first thing but I think there were more than 100 people who came down during the day.

“The new archway is to make it feel like people are actually visiting somewhere and it’s not just a piece of land.”