Monday, 16 May 2011

Freeman, Hardy and Willis, Reigate

After Wimbledon and Littlehampton, here is a third mosaic found by the entrance of a former Freeman, Hardy & Willis shoe shop. This one can be seen in Reigate, Surrey. Being composed mostly of square tesserae, it was certainly less complicated to assemble than the other ones: only those used for and around the initials and the ampersand, and in the corners (as in the lower right corner of the picture) needed a diagonal or curved cut. The overall effect is much more modern and either this branch of F, H & W was refurbished completely or it opened at a much later date than those in Wimbledon and Littlehampton.

Location: High Street, Reigate, Surrey / Picture taken on: 20/03/2011

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