BCA receive Queen's coronation arch

BCA receive Queen's coronation arch

Lucy Golding

BCA receive Queen's coronation arch

From a castle to a campus, one of the Queen's coronation arches has been presented to the Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA).

A ceremony to mark the arch opening was held at the college in Hall Place, Burchetts Green on Friday, February 14, where it has been placed nearby the main reception building.

The arch was one of six exhibited in front of Windsor Castle in the autumn, to celebrate the Queen's diamond coronation.

The arches are being sold separately to raise money for the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society’s (RWRHS) Coronation Legacy Fund.

BCA was given the arch in return for offering a five-year student bursary in horticulture. 

The governor and constable of Windsor Castle Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen cut the ribbon watched on by students, staff and college principal Gillian May.

Arch designer John Warland, a former pupil at the college, also attended to see his creation in place.

He said: "I hope the arch will inspire future generations."

One of the arches is located at the Pleasure Gardens in Windsor.

Another is due to be moved to the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Proposed locations for the other three arches has not been announced.

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