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To: Theresa May

Bring the Tapestry to Battle - 1066

Bring the Tapestry to Battle - 1066

Ensure that the Bayeux Tapestry is exhibited in Battle, East Sussex. This is the site of the Battle of Hastings and is it's spiritual home.

Why is this important?

The Bayeux Tapestry shows the event that changed English history forever. Battle was the location for that tumultuous event that ended Saxon rule. Bringing the Tapestry to Battle will bring huge boost to the local economy and be the most suitable historic location.


Reasons for signing

  • Battle is the best and natural site for the original Bayeux Tapestry, due to the Abbey and town's history dating directly back to the 11th century. With good publicity, many visitors will come to Battle from around the UK and other countries, which will be a boost for the town.
  • My sister and partner live in Battle and want to support them even if I am not a local. I feel that this tapestry is as much part of significant British history as the French and surely it makes sense to allow the tapestry to be displayed where it all took place giving the opportunity of visitors to actually experience first hand atmosphere... think of the revenue/jobs and recognition it would give Battle and the castle making it a fantastic tourist attraction for people all over.....
  • An extraordinary piece of historical embroidery such as this should rightfully be housed in the area where the events transpired. How fantastic it would be to exhibit this in 1066 county. Wish all the best.

Updates

2018-01-22 09:59:52 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-01-18 11:19:13 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-01-17 23:27:02 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-01-17 20:31:03 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-01-17 16:43:39 +0000

10 signatures reached