Margaret’s Bench, Norton Priory


Update: April 2011

The mosaic has now been given a render surround:

June 2010

The cob and mosaic bench outside the Walled Garden at Norton Priory was formally unveiled on Sunday to celebrate the life and work of Margaret Walhurst, a former director of Norton Priory Museum who worked hard to make the museum what it is today.

The sculptural bench was built by Annabel Fawcus of Earthed World with lots of help from Year 6 pupils from St. Augustine’s Primary School in Runcorn. The class also worked with Tracey to create the mosaic features that have been incorporated into the back of the seat and on the wall above it.

detail, right hand side

In addition to the new bench, a new mosaic trail has been created by people with links to the garden, both past and present, and celebrates what makes the garden so unique. The Museum staff used the school/community group mosaic stepping stone kit http://www.traceycartledge.co.uk/products/77 to work with participants in the creation of the trail.

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