12:39PM, Tuesday 08 October 2013
One of the willow arches designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation goes on sale on eBay this week.
The six beautiful 4.5m arches - one for each decade of the Queen's reign - were unveiled on the Long Walk by Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen OBE and gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh last month.
It was always planned to sell them off to fund a bursary to put a young local person through horticultural college every year for the next 60 years. This week sees the start of the process - although the arches stay in place until next Monday.
Andrew Try, chairman of the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society, said: “We must ensure that horticultural installations like this can be enjoyed by generations to come by using the money raised from the sale of the arches to address the current horticultural skills shortage in the UK.”
Top Ten Articles
A tribute to John Spicer, who died in a traffic collision in Winkfield Road on Sunday, has been issued by his family this evening.