Royal Baby sculpture unveiled in Horsham

JPCT 020813 S13320275x Swan walk, Horsham. Jane Cave admires the Horsham Stone sculpture it made in honour of the royal baby George of Cambridge -photo by Steve Cobb

A Horsham Stone-designed sculpture honouring Prince George was unveiled in Horsham town centre at 9am this morning (Friday).

The design was chosen by people of the town and is on display at the mosaic in Swan Walk for public viewing until Friday, August 9.

Passer-by Jane Cave, from Horsham, said: “It is beautiful, Horsham Stone work is always really nice.

“I like the design and it is a nice tribute to the Royal baby.”

Horsham Stone are exploring the possibility of keeping the sculpture in Horsham beyond next week, and are in talks with Horsham District Council regarding the matter.

The original idea was to offer the sculpture to the Royal couple, who have since announced that they will not be accepting gifts from the public.

Simon Stainer, managing director of Horsham Stone, said: “The arrival of a direct heir to the throne is a once in a generation event and we wanted to do something that would provide a lasting way of marking the occasion.

“People of Horsham chose the design and we can’t wait to show them their sculpture. It is very much a community piece and we are looking into how we might be able to find a permanent home for the sculpture where it can be enjoyed by current residents and future generations.”

The sculpture will be able to be viewed at the mosaic in the Horsham shopping centre.

Gill Buchanan, manager of Swan Walk, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the sculpture and giving the people of our town an opportunity to see it up close.

“It really brings the national celebrations to our doorstep.”

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