The new permanent fixtures have been hand-carved out of solid oak from Epping Forest

Artist Denius Parsons showing his wood-carving skills

Deer sculptures arrive at hunting lodge

Deer sculptures arrive at hunting lodge

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

New scultpures have been put on display at a historical landmark in Waltham Forest.

The family of hand-carved fallow deer on display at Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge in Rangers Road, Chingford were created by artist Denius Parsons.

Mr Parsons, a chainsaw wood carver created the three sculptures - a buck, doe and fawn - to show visitors the history of Epping Forest as a royal hunting ground and modern day conservation.

The solid oak fixtures will remain a permanent display around the hunting lodge.

Sophie Lillington, City of London Corporation Forest Centres Officer said:

"Visitors can get an up-close look at our deer sculptures and learn about those hunting days of 500 years ago, when King Henry Vlll came with pomp and pageantry to hunt deer in the Forest. 

"Today, we look after these beautiful creatures at our deer sanctuary at Theydon Bois."

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9:46pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

I was offered a pair of venison chops in a pub once but It turned out to be too dear.
I was offered a pair of venison chops in a pub once but It turned out to be too dear. Villagecranberry
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