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Mosaic sign unveiled at Waterloo Action Centre

Visitors to Waterloo Action Centre can now identify the building more easily thanks to a new mosaic sign created by members of a local older people's group.

Bernadette Johnson and Iyabo Akin-Fad
Bernadette Johnson and Iyabo Akin-Fadeni unveiled the new sign last Tuesday
Mosaic sign unveiled at Waterloo Action Centre

The sign was made by eight of the older people who are part of the "Putting the plus into 60+" activities at Waterloo Action Centre.

The group learnt the skills and then made the sign at Southbank Mosaics under the guidance of David Toothill at weekly sessions over three months.

The design is influenced by the pattern of the mosaic floor in the entrance lobby of the WAC building which was originally the Waterloo Library.

"Nearly 18,000 different people use WAC in the course of a year and those coming from other parts of the borough cannot always find the centre so this will be a great help," says vice chair Jenny Stiles.

"It is all the better for being home-made by people who are part of the centre's activities."

The new mosaic is just a few feet away from the mosaic memorial to roadsweeper Dave Squires which was unveiled earlier this year.

Southbank Mosaics is a social enterprise based in the crypt of St John's Waterloo.

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