Leo the Jubilee Lion was launched outside the historic Parade House

TROWBRIDGE Councilor Mayor Graham Hill launched Leo the Jubilee Lion outside the historic Parade House in the town center for an open house over the bank holiday weekend.

The lion was sponsored by Trowbridge Financial Advisors Thomas Porter Wealth Management and is made of wire mesh.

It was created by Bath Lions sculptor Alan Dun and planted by Richard Collett with Creeping Jenny and other greenery.

Parade House owners Simon and Carey Tesler said: “No royal occasion would be complete without a lion, the symbol of the English monarchy since the reign of Richard 1 (Richard the Lionheart).

The lion was created for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and will remain there until September.

One of Trowbridge’s finest buildings, the Grade I listed Parade House was the former home of Usher’s Brewery.

It has recently been relaunched as an event space, available to hire for bespoke weddings and celebrations, business meetings, corporate events, gallery exhibitions, photography and outdoor shoots. .

More than 450 people registered to visit the property on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Mr Tesler said: “The feedback has been nothing short of fantastic. Many people have told us how delighted they are that the house has been saved from becoming a multiple occupancy home.

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