Charter Fair Window

Another window has been completed by mosaic artist Ruth Ames White as part of the ambitious project to create the six-metre diameter walkable map and illustrated history of the City of Wells.

The Charter Fair, which dates from 1201, is represented in the 54cm high window by a ‘Galloper’, symbolising a horse from a Carousel ride.

Richard Green a member of the Civic Society and Culture Club and also an Honorary member of the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain, said "Speaking on behalf of the Guild, we are very proud that the Wells Charter Fairs are being depicted in one of the many windows on this amazing project, for the events are an integral part of the living history of the city"

The fundraising group supporting the project is currently discussing ways in which further funds might be raised to ensure Ruth’s work can continue until community events can resume.

As well as making donations, members of the public and local businesses and organisations can sponsor one of the blue lias stones which will surround the mosaic when it is installed. These can be engraved so that your name can be literally ‘set in stone’.




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