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The Queen's Visit to Hillingdon

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The Queen and Prince Philip visited Hillingdon on 25th June as part of the Queen's Jubilee Year tour of North West London Boroughs. Many will already have seen TV coverage of her visits to other parts of the country. 

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She came to Uxbridge to unveil the Hillingdon Arts Association's gift to the people of the borough, a bronze sculpture called   'Anticipation'  by Anita Lafford.   Anita Lafford, a world wide artist of some repute whose sitters have included Prince Charles, John Harvey Jones and Vivian Richards, the West Indian Cricketer.

'Anticipation' can be interpreted in many ways - as a young family waiting to meet other family members, expecting the arrival of friends from the station, looking forward to going to the shops in Uxbridge, visiting the surrounding countryside or, taking a longer perspective, anticipating the future for the two children. 

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A complementary display was on view in the window Uxbridge library that showed the Sculpture Project from inception to completion and also had images of the work of local school children who participated in the Awards for All Sculptor in Residence project.