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First Purchase of Mosaic Tiles

The first tiles have arrived for what will eventually be a giant mosaic that is set to become a new Wells landmark.

Artist Ruth Ames-White has taken delivery of thousands of tiny tiles bought with funds awarded at a SOUP charity lunch last year.

The Wells in Mosaic project will see Ruth create a circular mosaic with a diameter of six metres depicting Wells city centre, as well as well-known people from the past and features associated with the city.

Once completed it will be sited in the Recreation Ground for present and future generations to walk around and admire.

"We're so grateful to Wells SOUP for enabling us to make the first order for materials,' said Ruth. "The design is essentially finished and I'm looking to move onto the next phase of actually making the mosaic."

Once the computerised design has been printed, it will act as a template for pieces of the cut up tiles to be glued into place.

Fundraising for the project stands so far at £11,000. If any other individuals or organisations would like to contribute, they can do so via the website, or by posting a cheque made out to Wells in Mosaic to Wells in Mosaic, c/o The Square, 20 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SY.

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