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Bury St Edmunds: Embroidered panel for Bury by Rhoda Nevins to be displayed at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

09:00 01 May 2014

Rhoda Nevins

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A panel for Bury St Edmunds by Royal embroiderer Rhoda Nevins will be on display at St Edmundsbury Cathedral tomorrow as part of the town’s Magna Carta celebrations.

One of 10 panels by Royal embroiderer Rhoda Nevins for a tapestry to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.This panel relates to Bury St Edmunds.One of 10 panels by Royal embroiderer Rhoda Nevins for a tapestry to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.This panel relates to Bury St Edmunds.

The Bury embroidered panel will be hung in the cathedral’s nave alongside panels representing Runnymede, America, India and the 25 barons who were present at the sealing of the historic charter in 1215.

Ms Nevins, a member of the Royal School of Needlework, was commissioned to design and embroider a 10-panel tapestry - the British equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry - to mark the 800th anniversary.

Bury is commemorating the 800th anniversary this year because it is believed that in 1214 a group of barons met at the abbey to swear an oath to compel King John to seal the charter, which happened a year later in Runnymede.

The 10 panels of the embroidery commemorate the birth of British democracy and the foundation of our legal system, a model which has been copied throughout the world.

Ms Nevins said: “I have been very fortunate to work on some extremely prestigious projects in recent years and it is such an honour to have been asked to create this piece to celebrate this historic event.” The first five panels, which were completed by Easter, are expected to be on display at the cathedral from Friday lunchtime to Saturday lunchtime.

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