Autumn is a beautiful season. It was a warm, dry September and the autumn colours were stunning here in Gloucestershire.

October saw the sculpture Place felled and removed from the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. According to the artist Magdalena Jetelova’s wishes a charcoal clamp was made and the wood turned into charcoal which was given out to children, students and artists who then created further artworks from it.

Affectionately known as the Giant’s Chair, Place was installed in 1986 and was originally only intended to last a short time before being set on fire. Instead the artwork remained on its hilltop position for 29 years and captivated millions of visitors from all over the world. It was quite a moving day seeing it go up in flames!