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Work starts on Willow Man

The famous landmark is showing the ravages of time. Photo: ITV Westcountry

He's been a landmark on the M5 for more than ten years and when people see him they know they're entering the south west.

But the hardened Willow Man of Somerset is in need of a facelift, costing £18,000.

The 12 metre high sculpture next to the motorway near Bridgwater is undergoing repairs to its head and arms.

At the feet of the giant - getting ready for the big makeover. Credit: ITV Westcountry
Surgery with willows - the cherry picker moves into position. Credit: ITV Westcountry
Woman at work - Artist Serena de la Hey takes on the Willow Man. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Watch the full report by Bob Cruwys here: