Her late Majesty served us steadfastly for 70 years. It would therefore be particularly appropriate to create a lasting, permanent Rutland memorial to Her Majesty.
At the moment, unlike other counties, Rutland has no public statues at all! The plan is to create a full size bronze statue. The current proposal is that it will be located outside the Library in the County Town of Oakham, clearly visible to all who pass through the town.
The plinth will read ‘This memorial statue of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll (1952- 2022) was erected as a tribute, through public subscription by the people of Rutland, for future generations.’
We already have donations and promises almost sufficient to create the bronze statue itself. But we need more donations to pay for the Clipsham stone plinth and the cost of installation and inscriptions. Major donors (£5,000 or more) can, if they wish, be named on flagstones on the ground at the foot of the plinth.
The simplest way to make a donation is electronically. Please click on the ‘Go to PayPal’ button below. You don’t have to have a PayPal account, all major credit / debit cards are accepted.
Alternatively, bank transfers (BACS) can be made to the HSBC account no. 65190088, sort code 40 28 06; the account name is ‘The Rutland Lieutenancy’. Please include your name in the ‘reference’ and if possible please also inform me of the transfer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you prefer, cheques made payable to “The Rutland Lieutenancy Fund” may be sent to me (at The Old Vicarage, Whissendine, LE15 7HG) or to Kate Haworth, Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP.
Please mark the envelopes “Queen Elizabeth Memorial”.
A receipt will automatically be sent to you by PayPal. Please let me know if you wish to have confirmation that your donation has been received, or if you wish your donation to remain anonymous.
A short video about the project and the sculptor, with artist’s impressions of what the statue will look like, is available below.
His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland
Click https://rutlandlordlieutenant.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Rutland-QEII-memorial.jpg to download this leaflet