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Share your stories and memories of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this weekend

Romsey residents are invited to come and share their ideas and memories of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this Sunday (July 7) at Memorial Park.

Artist Amy Goodman, who has been commissioned by Test Valley Borough Council to sculpt a pair of statues of the late Queen which will be sited in Andover and Romsey, will be attending the Mayor of Romsey’s picnic, taking place in the afternoon at Memorial Park.

The Romsey statue, which will eventually be cast in bronze, will depict the young Queen Elizabeth II in her Coronation Regalia, with her Robe of Estate depicting elements of artwork and memories contributed by local people.

The piece will reflect the late Queen’s connection with Broadlands, where she spent her honeymoon, and her position as Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Amy invites the public to meet her and paint a mini canvas, sharing their depictions and memories of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Amy said: “It’s important to highlight the Queen’s connections to Romsey, the Church of England, and key events from her seventy-year reign.”

“For the Andover statue, I drew inspiration from locals to depict her military links as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, with Andover Land Forces HQ nearby. I included poppies, poignant quotes, symbolic foliage and plants, and her love of animals. Commemoration is key, and a visit to the town in 1993.

“I hope the Romsey Queen project will create another visual story, be inclusive, and include local landmarks. I also encourage people to think outside the box.”

Find out more about the statues of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, including the latest news, on the Council website at: