Queen will finish island tiling
PUBLISHED: 10:57 16 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:17 24 May 2010
WESTON'S royal visitors will be asked to add the finishing touch to a work of art during their visit. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are
WESTON'S royal visitors will be asked to add the finishing touch to a work of art during their visit.The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are due to arrive in town on July 20 and as part of their trip they are going to take a look at the new Knightstone Island development on the seafront.Developer Redrow has recently commissioned Weston artist Rosie Smith to create a giant tiled area at the site and the Queen will be invited to add the final piece to it.Rosie, a former Bristol University and Hornsey College of Art London student, has already produced pieces of artwork for a number of community projects in the region and also donated tiles to BBC's Ground Force for Jill's Garden, an area dedicated to Jill Dando in Grove Park, Weston.While on the island the royal couple will also re-open the perimeter walkway, which was originally opened in the Queen's coronation year of 1953.It has been closed for some months due to the ongoing building work.The Queen and Duke will are initially due to arrive at Yatton Railway Station before visiting Yeo Valley farming and dairy processing business in Blagdon. The company received the Queen's Awards for Enterprise in both 2001 and 2006.They will then visit the For All Healthy Living Centre in Lonsdale Avenue on Weston's Bournville estate before arriving at Knightstone.They are then due to take a stroll along parts of the seafront before having lunch in The Winter Gardens and visiting Ashcombe Children's Centre in Earlham Grove and the Helicopter Museum in Locking Moor Road.