Letter: Artist in oak

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Artist in oak

Sir: I was interested to see the photograph of the Elfin Oak in Kensington Gardens, (Review, 15 April). It may not be generally known that it was carved (in the 1920s I believe) by a very talented Cornish artist named Ivor Innes.

He was a friend of my father, who commissioned him to carve another old oak in the garden of Brough House, Rustington, near Littlehampton, Sussex. Complete with fairy wishing well, it gave joy to hundreds of children who came to garden open days in the 1930s.