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New sculptor found for 'Windsor greys' to celebrate jubilee

New sculptor found for 'Windsor greys' to celebrate jubilee

Francis Batt

New sculptor found for 'Windsor greys' to celebrate jubilee

A new sculptor has been invited to create two Windsor grey horses to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Supporters of a campaign to raise £200,000 to make a statue of the horses that pull the Queen's carriage suffered a heartbreaking blow, when chosen sculptor Althea Wynne died in a car crash in January.

She was a friend of one of the people behind the idea for the sculpture, Rosemary Ussher, and had already sketched a design.

Rosemary said her death had made campaigners more determined to see the statue completed in time for the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation, which happened almost 18 months after her actual accession to the throne.

Now sculptor Robert Rattray has been asked to make the statue, following Althea Wynne's design.

He works from a base in South Wales where he grew up and specialises in wildlife.

The statue is set to be placed on the Osborne Road/Kings Road roundabout.

The Windsor Greys statue will commemorate the horses which draw the Queen's carriage through Windsor during state visits.

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