It's in!!

11th November 2014

The new end marker unveiled! Read on to see the pictures

 

On Saturday 10th November despite torrential rain, 20 people and three dogs assembled at Dover’s Hill for a walk down into Chipping Campden to herald the unveiling of the new end marker for the Cotswold Way.

On reaching the town, they were met by  a stilt walker who led them the last few steps towards the Market Hall, where a crowd of around 50 were sheltering from the rain and warming up with good coffee and fine ale, whilst being entertained by a folk quartet.

As the ensemble gathered round, words were said by the artist, the National Trail Officer, the National Trust, the Cotswolds Conservation Board and the Town Mayor. With anticipation building and the rain still falling, our wonderful new marker was finally unveiled by the Mayor and Ben Lishman from St James School.

This wonderful work of art will stand for generations to come, not just as a welcome and farewell to walkers, and not just as a bridge between town and country, but as a lasting reminder of what can be achieved when a community works together.

A huge debt of gratitude is owed to all involved in making the marker reality, and the dozens of supporters that donated time and money to the project (please see the marker flyer here for a full list of donors), but in particular Ann Colcomb, Cotswold Warden and Chipping Campden Town Walks leader and Ros Young, local resident and fund raiser extraordinaire.

Turn with the words and take a journey!

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The marker - Carol Jackson
At the start of the walk - photographer Wendy Chapman/ Fine Art Europe
Walking down - photographer Wendy Chapman/ Fine Art Europe
The walkers arrive - Sheila Talbot
The gathered crowd - photographer Wendy Chapman/ Fine Art Europe
The cloth comes off - John Shaw
Iain Cotton, Ben Lishman and the Mayor - Carol Jackson
Iain Cotton, James Blockley and ... stilts! - photographer Wendy Chapman/ Fine Art Europe