Recently I have been showing some photos of the mosaics on the floor of the Mall on Facebook and realised that I wasn’t the only one who had never really looked at them!
Each of the ‘streets’ in the Mall has its own mosaic, which represents the name, and this image is reproduced above the ‘street sign’ as well.
Most of them are obvious, even if partially obscured, or with some bits replaced with plain black pieces. But the one for Grace Reynolds Walk has mystified everyone I have asked. The symbol is more commonly associated with St John the Baptist and is known as ‘The Lamb of God’. It is not the logo of the Cadet Corp that Grace Reynolds was instrumental in setting up – so, can anyone help with explaining this one?
THANKS TO LEE THOMAS FOR TELLING ME THAT THIS IS THE CAP BADGE OF THE REGIMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE CADET CORPS.
I am hoping to be able to find out who designed the mosaics, which were put into place when the shopping centre was roofed over in the 1980s. It is due to be completely ‘spruced up’ and the floors will then be given a marble finish.
I wonder if there is any chance of saving the mosaics?