A BRONZE sculpture of the Queen planned for Bexleyheath Clock Tower has been cast.

The charity project has seen £10,000 raised since June 4 last year for the making and fitting of the bust of Her Majesty in celebration of the sovereign’s Diamond Jubilee last June.

Sculptor Frances Segelman created the design after being granted three one-hour private sittings with the Queen.

The aim is to install the new sculpture in the south plinth of the Clock Tower to go with the bust of King George V on the east-facing side - but another £10,000 is needed to reach the £20,000 target.

Campaign manager Ian Payne was at the casting at the Bronze Age Foundry in Limehouse, east London on February 6.

He said: "It was absolutely amazing to see how it all works.

"It’s like something back from the Dark Ages.

"All of sudden the project has started to take off and become real."

Donations can be made at any Nat West Bank by quoting BBP Jubilee Appeal, sort code 51-70-14 account 78333040 or by sending a cheque made payable to BBP Jubilee Appeal c/o Marks & Spencer, 55 Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 7JN.

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