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Hereford Labyrinth

Colin James

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The Hereford Labyrinth has been given the go ahead to be installed on the Bishop's Meadows.


Hereford Times article:


A LABYRINTH inspired by part of the most famous map in history is to be installed on Hereford's Bishop's Meadow after the project got the go-ahead.
Work is set to get under way on the scheme this week. When complete, the labyrinth – made up of a single, convoluted path which has a number of reversals of direction and eventually leads to the centre – will be a permanent installation measuring 20m in diameter.
It is based on a drawing of a tiny labyrinth on the island of Crete, seen on the medieval Mappa Mundi which is housed at Hereford Cathedral.
Following a successful Crowdfunding campaign, project organisers were waiting to hear whether they had been granted a licence from Herefordshire Council – and approval finally came last week.
Mike Booth, from the South Wye Development Trust, which has been leading the project, said: "I am so pleased that it's all going ahead.
"Work started on Monday and we are now looking for volunteers to help with the installation this weekend."
After initial work, it will then be left through the winter to settle before opening next spring.
It is hoped that the labyrinth will provide space for fun, exercise, peace and contemplation and the project has received generous financial support from Hereford City Council, the Severn Waste Environmental Fund, the Seven Helpers Trust and the Rowlands Trust.


Anyone available to help work on the installation this weekend should email enquiries@herefordlabyrinth.co.uk


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