Thatcham Town Council has launched their Jubilee legacy project.
The Council’s vision is to work with the people of Thatcham to develop a large visual commemoration of the Queen’s reign to display in the Town. They are keen to have 45 scenes developed in a variety of craft designs/methods and display them as a record of the major events in the Queen’s life since becoming Monarch, the key events that happened in the UK in the last seventy years and, similarly, the major events that happened in the world over that time.
They anticipate each scene being approximately 0.7 of a meter square (2 feet X 2 feet) and that a wide range of techniques are used to achieve this including:
Embroidery, Weaving, Applique, Cross stitch, Patchwork, Photography, Painting, Marquetry, Mosaic, Felting, Beading, Crochet and others that might be suggested.
The finished depiction will be approximately 10 meters long by 2 meters in height and will be displayed in a museum quality housing.
Thatcham Town Mayor, John Boyd, said:
“I am delighted to launch this project. It will be a lasting legacy to the wonderful reign of our beloved Queen. We want individuals as well as schools and clubs to come forward and offer to take a scene on. We plan to have it completed in 2022 and formally displayed early next year”.
Deputy Town Mayor, Jeff Brooks added:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for people with craft skills to have their work as an integral part of this excellent project. We can picture it and describe it as a tapestry, but we want all sorts of crafts to be represented rather than just woven material”.
The Town Council will also be contacting local schools and societies inviting them to get involved.
If you’d like to get involved in the project, either as an individual or as part of a group, please call Thatcham’s Deputy Mayor, Jeff Brooks on 07836 388534.
Photo by the US Army.