Tapestry fit for a Queen at the Civic Centre
Published on Tuesday 10th July 2012
A Diamond Jubilee wall tapestry that will soon be winging its way to Buckingham Palace is currently on display at Cannock Chase Council’s Civic Centre in Cannock.
The tapestry was produced by 30 members of Chadsmoor Tapestry Group over the last six months to celebrate the recent Diamond Jubilee. The group was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service last year and secretary Mary Barratt said the tapestry was their return gift to the Queen.
Thirty individual panels make up the wall hanging, each made by a different group member with their own interpretation of the Queen's 60th anniversary. Royal palaces feature, as does a Balmoral stag, the Kenyan tree hut where a young Princess Elizabeth discovered she was to become Queen, a raven at the Tower of London and a Royal Ascot hat.
The tapestry is on display in the Civic Centre's reception until 27th July.
Chadsmoor Tapestry Group was formed in September 1992 and has created a number of large-scale projects, including the 9x11ft Cannock Tapestry which takes pride of place in the Council's Civic Suite. The group meets on Wednesday evenings at Chadsmoor Methodist Church. For more information call chairman Brenda Marshall on 01902 736674.