The First 9 Stained Glass Panels!

01/08/2017

After the hugely successful competition to design new stained glass windows for the Town Hall, we have just taken delivery of the first 9 that have been interpreted and made into beautiful roundels by the incredibly talented Rachael Aldridge from Aldridge Glass based in Northamptonshire.

There were over 100 entries and 23 winners. Rachael has a huge job to get them all created before the scaffold begins to come down from around the building later in the Autumn.

She has been using a variety of techniques to create the designs and she is keeping them as close to the original designs as is possible. They are looking incredible. Imagine how the room will look once they’re in situ, with all the daylight shimmering through?!

The Almshouses. By Ruth Harris. The almshouses were built by Sir Thomas Crewe, for the benefit of the town in 1633 and they continue to exist and work towards his aims nearly 390 years later.
The Almshouses. By Ruth Harris. The almshouses were built by Sir Thomas Crewe, for the benefit of the town in 1633 and they continue to exist and work towards his aims nearly 390 years later.
The Bell Tower. Designed by Magdalen College School Student Rhianna Cone. This beautiful design commemorates the history of schooling in the town.
The Bell Tower. Designed by Magdalen College School Student Rhianna Cone. This beautiful design commemorates the history of schooling in the town.
Brackley Castle. Designed by Jason Stewart. Brackley Castle was once a very prominent building at the south of the town.
Brackley Castle. Designed by Jason Stewart. Brackley Castle was once a very prominent building at the south of the town.
C.A.F.E (Creative Arts For the  Elderly) Entered by Ruth Harris on behalf of the Brackley based charity who won a Queen's award in 2016.
C.A.F.E (Creative Arts For the Elderly) Entered by Ruth Harris on behalf of the Brackley based charity who won a Queen’s award in 2016.
The Magna Carta. Designed by Chris Cartmell. To commemorate Brackley's link with this important document.
The Magna Carta. Designed by Chris Cartmell. To commemorate Brackley’s link with this important document.
The Northamptonshire Rose. This deign was entered by Stephanie Campbell.
The Northamptonshire Rose. This deign was entered by Stephanie Campbell.
Railway. Designed by John Bailey. This design shows Brackley's viaduct and two steam engines reminding us of Brackley's two old stations.
Railway. Designed by John Bailey. This design shows Brackley’s viaduct and two steam engines reminding us of Brackley’s two old stations.
This beautiful design depicting Brackley nestled in amongst the local farm land was designed by Hannah Mason.
This beautiful design depicting Brackley nestled in amongst the local farm land was designed by Hannah Mason.
St Peter's Church. Designed by The Reverand Nicholas Gandy. This design depicts The symbols of St Peter - the crossed keys and the upside down crucifix.
St Peter’s Church. Designed by The Reverand Nicholas Gandy. This design depicts The symbols of St Peter – the crossed keys and the upside down crucifix.