West Country Blacksmiths were honour to have been asked to design and made the bench to mark the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor of Bristol.
The bench was made for the grounds of the prestigious Bristol Mansion House which is the official residence of Lord Mayor of Bristol. The Bristol Mansion House is a beautiful victorian property which also it general duties, the property can also be hired for corporate events, wedding and private parties.
The bench was commissioned by The Guild of Guardians and was made in association with the Bristol Art Council.
The bench design includes the unicorns which feature heavily at the Mansion house and a sword synonymous with the Lord Mayor of Bristol.
The bench was unveiled at special ceremony held by the Guild of Guardians at the Mansion House. It was unveiled in by current Lord Mayor, Cllr Jeff Lovell who said – “It’s a truly beautiful piece and a grand addition to the Mansion House which looks as if it will be here for another 800 years”
The bench has been handmade in metal and has been finished with a galvanised protective finish. The galvanised metalwork was then powder coated to the chosen garden green. Key features of the bench we highlighted with pure gold gilding. The smiths cleverly mounted a stainless steel plate behind the profiled commemorative plate to allow the important working to look truly special.