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Unveiling of Queen's Bexleyheath Clock Tower bust nears

PUBLISHED: 14:01 14 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:35 14 May 2013

Schoolchildren from St Columba's and Christ Church C of E schools present cheques raised to go towards the clock tower's bust, along with Barnehurst District Guiding

Schoolchildren from St Columba's and Christ Church C of E schools present cheques raised to go towards the clock tower's bust, along with Barnehurst District Guiding

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The Bexleyheath Clock Tower is being scrubbed up before the bust of the Queen is unveiled next month.

To celebrate the landmark’s 100th birthday, a campaign was launched to bring a bust of the Queen to the clock tower at last year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

For the next five weeks, it will be surrounded by scaffolding while the delicate work of cleaning the brickwork takes place.

The north and south niches on are currently empty, and the Queen’s bust will be placed on the latter.

The bust will be unveiled at this year’s civic parade on Sunday, June 9.

Ian Payne, campaign manager for Bexleyheath Business Improvement District Partnership (BID), said: “The unveiling promises to be a great day.”

The parade starts at Bexleyheath civic offices at 9.45pm and ends at the clock tower at 1pm.

Donations for the bust, which cost £20,000, are still being accepted. Call Ian on 0208 304 0775 or email ian.payne@bexleyheathbid.org for more details on how to get involved.

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