Group’s Jurors visit is intellectually interesting
A GROUP of blind and partially sighted people visited The Jurors installation at Runnymede.
The group from Aktiveyes, part of Berkshire Vision which supports the visually impaired, were given a presentation on the memorial in Runnymede Meadow by James Evans from the National Trust.
The Jurors by Hew Locke, is made up of 12 chairs and was commissioned by Surrey County Council in association with the National Trust to mark eight hundred years of Magna Carta last June.
Don Reed, leader of Aktiveyes Group said: “There were 18 blind and visually impaired members along with their helpers and it was our first visit to the installation. It is a very tactile installation and each of the chairs project 24 different stories linked to the Magna Carta. It was intellectually interesting and very tactile.
“Five of our members that went were totally blind and they were able to touch, feel and sit on the chairs. James Evans from the National Trust told us the story of each of the chairs and the historical significance. We were all full of enthusiasm about it.”
The group runs two trips a month, which includes social activities like crazy gold and ten pin bowling.
Members of Aktiveyes visit The Jurors installation with Cllr Derek Cotty and James Evans from the National Trust.