Located in the
Guildhall Centre, on a wall above the
Trading Shop, the Exeter, Millennium mosaic was unveiled to the public
on the 9 September 2000 by Councillor Margaret Midgeley, chair of the
Community Services Committee.
During 1999 a mosaic was created on the Express and Echo building in Sowton by the Devon Curriculum Services and Express & Echo Millennium Mosaic project. Its success led to plans being made for another mosaic for the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Local schools and community organisations, as well as members of the public were invited to decorate the thousand odd 10cm square by 2cm thick wooden blocks. Some would take a square of blocks and produce a larger design, while many were one off. The theme was "A moment in time in Exeter".
The blocks were sorted and then assembled in eleven bands of four blocks wide. The completed mosaic was then fixed to the end wall of the Pine Trading Shop.
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