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Open Call: A Seat to Remember

  • 04:15 - 19 September, 2016
Open Call: A Seat to Remember
Open Call: A Seat to Remember, Seat of Remembrance Rectory Lane Cemetery Berkhamsted - the inspiration for this contest
Seat of Remembrance Rectory Lane Cemetery Berkhamsted - the inspiration for this contest

The competition is to design new seating that will be part of our improvement project at the Rectory Lane Cemetery. Eight new benches will be located in different areas around the Cemetery. Applicants may either design an individual bench (sympathetic to the proposed location of the bench) or design a composite scheme for all the benches. This competition is being run by the Friends of St Peter’s, Great Berkhamsted (‘The Promoter’).

There will be three prizes of £1,000, £500 and £250 for the best individual seat designs or one prize of £2,000 in the event of a winning composite scheme.

This competition is part of a ‘Parks for People’ Project. A joint initiative of the Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund. It has been inspired by the restoration of the Seat of Remembrance, located by the Memorial Arch in the centre of the Cemetery – a splendid stone and timber bench erected in 1934 by Lucy Foot in memory of her late husband Brigadier General Richard Mildmay Foot. This whole project has been made possible by a generous grant of £8,000 from Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ Scheme.
Rectory Lane - Bench Competiton

This project aims to encourage sensitive new approaches to Cemetery seating. The seating should become part of the attraction of the Cemetery, elevating its sense of being a ‘special place’ and contributing to the orientation of visitors.

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