Photo courtesy Crawley Borough Council: Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and the Mayor of Crawley with Mr Baker’s daughter, Jeannie Smith
A piece of Crawley’s history is back on display in the town centre.
The Queen’s mosaic was originally situated in Queens Square, and depicts chess boards and a scene from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. It was removed from the Square in the 1990s and has now been restored and installed in Memorial Gardens in the new play area.
The Queen’s mosaic was built in the 1950s by master mosaic fixer Len Baker from Carter Tiles. Mr Baker’s daughter, Jeannie Smith, has been to see the mosaic in its new home.