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Tile trail unveiled out as Jubilee project is finished

Rugby Editorial 12th Jun, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A SERIES of tiles to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics has been unveiled in Pailton.

The 28 ceramic tiles were designed, made and glazed by residents at the Old Pottery before being put up at various locations around the village.

Among them is one featuring an older residents’ own Land Girls badge while one of the younger designers put his hand prints on his.

Outgoing mayor Tony Gillias, who lives in Pailton, led 150 people on a walk around all of them at their recent unveiling.

Lesley-Ann French, Pailton’s own potter, was driving force behind the venture.

She said: “The response to the project has been overwhelming.

“Even though I was out of action twice, due to illness, the villagers rallied and kept up their enthusiasm, and the celebration marked the culmination of all our efforts.”

– Eleven gardens in Pailton will take part in this year’s Open Gardens day on Sunday between 2pm and 5pm.

Ice creams will be on sale on the church where there will also be floral and quilting displays while the village hall will host a plant and craft sale.

Entry to the gardens, which will include Manor House, costs £3 for adults and free for children.

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