Tapestry panels need embroidery

I READ with interest about the panels from the Bayeux Tapestry on the new university building. A more personal touch would have been the inclusion of the Hastings Embroidery.

What is that, some readers might ask. It was a magnificent embroidery commissioned in 1966 depicting English history and launched by the Queen to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

It was a real visitor attraction for many years until it was removed with unseemly haste from the White Rock some good few years ago, where it had been banished.

Over the years many of us have tried to have it reinstated. I wrote to Her Majesty in 2006 and received a favourable reply.

There was nothing but deafening silence from the council. Nothing was done and we weren’t even sure exactly where it was being stored.

I gather various half-hearted attempts have been made to bring it out on view but to no avail.

The university must have a lot of wall space and it’s a pity it couldn’t be housed in that building.

It is such a pity that a work like this cannot be seen in this town. Believe me people came from all over the world to see it.


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