Counting down to the start of Hampshire’s Jubilee celebrations

Spectators will have the chance to watch and welcome His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to Winchester on Thursday 10 February

Feb 9 2022

The visit will see The Prince unveil ‘Licoricia of Winchester’, a new life-sized bronze statue of a prominent medieval Jewish woman, designed by award-winning sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The artwork – organised by the Licoricia of Winchester Trust - will be located outside The Arc Winchester (formerly Winchester Discovery Centre) on Jewry Street, the historic centre of the city’s Jewish community, and where Licoricia was known to have lived. 
 
Marking the start of Hampshire County Council’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, His Royal Highness will then attend a civic reception at The Great Hall on Castle Avenue - a venue that boasts extraordinary royal connections.

Information for spectators  

Spectators are advised to gather at either The Arc on Jewry Street from 11.30am or at Castle Avenue near The Great Hall from 12:30pm. 
 
There will be traffic and event stewards in place during the visit, supported by the Police to ensure a safe and secure occasion. 

Road closures  

Winchester is expected to be busier than normal and there will also be road closures in place along the length of Jewry Street and Tower Street. 
 
A signed diversion route will be in place. 
 
Anyone coming into the city on the day is to travel in by public transport, use Park & Ride, or to walk where possible.
 
The County Council has been supporting the Licoricia of Winchester Trust to locate a suitable home for the statue, and to develop educational resources drawing inspiration from Licoricia’s life story. Find out more about the Trust’s project and fundraising efforts. The Licoricia unveiling event will be a major interfaith occasion, a key theme of the Jubilee. 
 
The Great Hall on Castle Avenue, Winchester is a surviving part of the original Winchester Castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 and was built by Henry III from 1222. The city’s Great Hall includes a notable statue of Queen Victoria which was commissioned to mark her Golden Jubilee in 1887 and a 13th century replica of King Arthur’s legendary Round Table.