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1066 and all that

One amazing mosaic is on display at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, one that comprises 33 million pieces of spring steel. It depicts the Bayeux Tapestry, including the Battle of Hastings, plus later depictions of the Battles of Fulbrook and Stamford Bridge. At over 64 metres long and weighing in at 350kg, it fully deserves its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest steel mosaic. It took creator, Michael A. Linton, 33 years to make, starting in 1979.

The editor of this magazine has seen the mosaic and, despite his very limited artistic background and interest, even he, to use the vernacular, was ‘gob-smacked’!