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The Statue is inspired by the famous 1954 and 1969 portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni. The Queen is shown in full Garter Robes. The statue will be cast in bronze and reflects more than 1,000 years of uninterrupted English monarchy.

The sculptor, James Butler, MBE, RA is one of Britain’s foremost figurative sculptors. His work adorn many different sites in London and other cities around the world.

This occasion will be marked by striking a series of medals which will be issued in a limited edition.

“Runnymede Magna Carta Legacy” will be co-ordinating a series of events to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of The Great Charter.

The focus of these events will be The Thames River Pageant and the unveiling of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Statue on June 2015.



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Now that spring has finally sprung, television gardener Charlie Dimmock is telling Surrey to go green, get composting and help the environment.

She said: “I’d encourage everyone with space in their garden to give composting a go. It’s much easier to get started than people realise and great for the garden and the environment.

Charlie Dimmock says get in your garden

Charlie Dimmock says get in your garden

“Even those who already compost at home might be able to do even more by adding things like shredded paper or the contents from their vacuum cleaner.”

Whether you’re a keen gardener or just want to choose the greenest, most natural way to deal with your food and garden waste, composting is the perfect solution.

How to compost
Grass cuttings, leaves, twigs, vegetable peelings and even the cardboard from empty cereal boxes are just some of the ingredients that can go into a compost bin or heap.

An equal mix of greens (e.g. grass cuttings or vegetable peelings)and browns (like cereal boxes or twigs) is the perfect recipe for good compost.

After 9-12 months compost will be ready and can be used to feed the lawn, enrich borders and maintain vegetable patches and flower beds. You can also compost a wider range of materials such as meat and bones, using digesters like Green Cones, Green Johannas and Wormeries.

Why is composting important?
Compost is a nutrient-rich food product for your garden and will help improve soil structure and maintain moisture levels, while helping to suppress plant disease. It’s natural and peat-free, which means it is good for the environment outside your garden too.

To buy a compost bin from only £15 (RRP £40) call 0844 571 4444 or visit where you can also dig up more advice.

To pick up great tips on composting through the seasons, email to sign up to our e-newsletter.



Welcome to the historic town of Egham in Surrey, England. These webpages contain information from various sources. You will see items on local history, community groups, commerce and lots of photographs from activities that took place around the town.

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