In November 2014 the Parish Council formed a Steering Group to prepare for the cortege procession carrying the mortal remains of Richard III to Leicester Cathedral via local villages including Market Bosworth.
Local traders sold ceramic roses - The Bosworth Rose - to help raise funds towards events held in the town marking the occasion.
The proceeds from the sale of the roses were generously donated to the Parish Council to create a Richard III legacy fund. Working with the traders and the Steering Group, the Parish Council is happy to announce that it has commissioned a permanent arts installation to mark the events of 22 March 2015 when the cortege procession stopped in Market Bosworth for a ceremony in the Market Place.
It has been confirmed that an official dedication ceremony will take place on Sunday 19 March 2017 at 3.30 pm in the Market Place. The event will be led by Rev M Poskitt, Rector of Market Bosworth. The Richard III Steering Group is also organising a programme of events in the Market Place to mark the occasion from 1.00 pm and with assistance from the Bosworth in Bloom team we hope to decorate the Market Place accordingly.
Samples from the artist
If you are interested in Richard III - and his adversary Henry VII - why not also take a look at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre's website, the King Richard in Leicester website, the King Richard III Visitor Centre website, and the Leicester Cathedral website for more information. The Richard III Society, which aims to promote research into the life and times of Richard III also has its own website.