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Harry Thomas picks up a chainsaw and turns a tree trunk into an 8 foot bear.  As he draws on his 18 years of carving experience, he also reflects on the demise of the bear in the Herefordshire countryside.
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CHAINSAW BEAR
By Harry Thomas
Harry Thomas is no stranger to making giant sculptures. Among his prestigious commissions is a 6 foot red squirrel made for the Queen, which stands at Sandringham alongside another two of his carvings.

As Harry saws away at an 8 foot tree trunk, we watch a bear emerge from the wood as if by magic.

Harry shares anecdotes from 18 years as a chainsaw carver and reflects on why bears disappeared from the Herefordshire landscape, remembered only in a handful of pub names.


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Title:
CHAINSAW BEAR
Contributor:
Harry Thomas
Length:
3.51 mins
Date:
02 Mar 2009
Source:
Video Nation UK
Region:
England - West
Categories:
Identity
Memories


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