Martians in Woking!
Very late news: the photo shows Michael Condron's stainless steel Martian Walking Engine (1998), which was commissioned by Woking Council to mark the centenary of HG Wells' famous science-fiction novel The War of the Worlds. This sculpture is the artist's impression of a "walking engine of glittering metal". He also designed a landing pod (click the title link to view it). If you haven't read the book, do so. Despite its age, it still ranks as one of the best sci-fi novels ever written; many half its age have dated very badly. Then listen to the magical Richard Burton voiceover for the Jeff Wayne musical to complete your experience. Forget the movies: Hollywood still hasn't got it right.