100-foot letter E created as tribute to Elizabeth

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 14:40 hrs

London, Jan 3 (IANS) A 100-foot letter E has been created by cutting hundreds of trees in a forest in Britain as a permanent tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in her diamond jubilee year of 2012.

Fans of the royal family volunteered with manpower and machinery to cut trees in South Downs near Lewes, East Sussex, to make the design in honour of the queen, the Daily Mail reported.

In 1897, a large V was created in the nearby village of Streat to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.

The project is the brainchild of farmer Carola Godman Irvine.

Satellite imaging was used to plot the E and permission was granted by Natural England and the South Downs National Park Authority.

The project received no funding and relied on volunteers and local companies to lend machinery to help them.

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