The Millennium Embroidery
A group of village women assembled in 2000 to start work. A core team above, left to right: Maggie Marks, Joan Rockett, Tiggy Greenwood, Sue Barrett, Jane Sims, Shirley Whiting and Cathy Clayson) met to plan the project and drew the layout on a large sheet of paper.
Facing, Rosemary Ryder and Susan Hull, Jane Brown. The first concept was drawn on a large sheet of paper in the dining room of The Tudor House.
Monique Aldridge and Sylvia Brindley. A team of over 30 embroiderers started work on the tapestry which was to include 107 houses and the fully embroidered borders which incorporate 26 birds, animals and church features.
Some (above, Jane Sims and grandson) were very young ...
The first man to join the team, apart from Cathy's husband Charles, was Adrian Pelly.
Charles Clayson, close work.
Anne Hutchings, expert embroideress.
Jane Simms with the keystone Millennium oval
Working on the design, Margaret Ward, Sue Barrett and nk.
Working on the design, Margaret Ward, Sue Barrett and nk