Here are the approved working designs for the Longford Park Mosaic features. The two circular paving features will be located at the bases of two of the colonnades that support the newly refurbished shelters at the back of the formal gardens.
In both mosaic designs, we have included images contributed by Y5 pupils at St. Hilda’s C of E Primary School, together with requests from the Friends of Longford Park to reflect the People’s Park both when it opened in 1912 and in its centenary year.
The work of creating the mosaics has started in the studio. In this cold weather, it is a particularly slow process but I am very pleased with the first sections of work so far completed.
I decided to begin with one of the keystone sections, which have been designed to reflect the ‘art deco’ detail in the facade of the store building between the shelters where the famous cafe once stood.
Here is the progress on the first of these sections:
Next, onto the first pictorial section……..
Tea for Two! Only this and 7 more pictorial sections to complete……
Thankfully, some of the wonderful Friends of Longford Park have kindly offered to lend a hand so hopefully there will be more progress to report very soon……