Queen of Shells looks out over the
Bishop's Palace moat where the real
swans ring the Gatehouse bell for food!
Each of the 60 swan sculptures was sponsored by a different company, organisation or individual and the majestic, 5ft swans are decorated to their sponsors' own design by a wide range of talented West Country artists.
After a summer of entertaining thousands of residents and visitors to England's smallest city, the swans were auctioned at The Bishop's Palace in Wells on 29th September, to raise funds for local charities.

A huge thank you to the following "Swansors" of the flock, without whom this fabulous public art event for Wells would not have been possible.

Beah European & Mediterranean Restaurant serves authentic Moroccan tagines plus English & Mediterranean dishes in a relaxed and friendly restaurant in the heart of Wells. 

McCubbing & Redfern Wells Auction Rooms hold antique & collectable auctions every third Wednesday each month in Wells at 1.30 p.m. 
'Queen of the Rhyne' is also sponsored by Ivor Tetley, who created the design with artist Jane Robinson.

Double-Gate Farm B&B - Award-winning B&B providing exceptional, accessible accommodation for all. Scrumptious breakfasts featuring local, home-grown produce - the way to stay!

Providers of Insurance, Pensions and Investments www.nfumutual.co.uk/wells

 Underwood Car & Commercial - Based in Wells for over 15 years, we provide a first class vehicle painting and repair service.Chalmers of Wells - A family run business supplying the best fresh produce to the catering industry for the past 40 years. Kestrel Motor Services - Established in 1988, we provide a first class range of services covering MOT and all aspects of car repairs and servicing at competitive rates

Vision Express, part of Europe's largest optical retailer, opened the first 'one hour' opticians in 1988 and we remain the pioneer of a genuine one-hour service today

ShipShape provides solutions to a variety of clothing needs, specialising in corporate clothing, embroidery and t-shirt printing. We are an established family run business which has been based in Wells, Somerset for nearly 30 years

Boyce Millington - Property refurbishment contractors; Brick Peers - the key to a successful project, for all your masonry, carpentry, plumbing and general building requirements; Mr Carpet is pleased to supply all types of flooring to businesses and homes throughout the UK

Mercia Kitchens - designs and creates unique and inspirational kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms; DCM Flooring - providing an impeccable service providing the new answer to flooring in Wells; Somerset Tiles - tile supplies on the Glastonbury Rd, Wells; Brook Brothers A family firm specialising in traditional plastering & restoration work; Wells Automotive - one of the leading independent vehicle repair, servicing & MOT testing centres in the area

Highwire - chandeliers and artworks, vintage & retro Collections;  Just Make - handmade jewellery, ceramics, textiles, prints & courses in porcelain and silver; Queenie's Tea Rooms - kitch, quirky, vintage homebaked cakes, teapots, cups & saucers; Lost and Found - vintage finds, handmade treasures & retro-inspired clothing; Sew Vintage - Haberdashery & Sewing Parlour, teaching sewing, crochet & knitting

Working Title Films', producers of the cult British action comedy Hot Fuzz, filmed in Wells and directed and co-written by Wells-born Edgar Wright and actor Simon Pegg.  Proud sponsors of HOT FUZZ!

Building and specialist services company with over 30 years of commitment to the building industry, serving Somerset, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. http://www.albinobuilders.co.uk/

Rainbow Eco Products Ltd are one of the leading suppliers of coloured materials and environmentally friendly formulations for the landscaping, urban design, construction, surfacing, play/leisure settings and pet products markets

Wells Rugby Football Club and The Cheddar Valley Inn, a traditional pub serving beers, lagers and good Somerset ciders. http://www.wellsrfc.co.uk/

Brewers of the West Country's favourite beer - the iconic Butcombe Bitter.  www.butcombe.com

Based in Wells, Xinia is the sales division of PBT International Ltd, one of the largest re-manufacturers of laser printer cartridges in the UK. www.xinia.com

Millfield Prep is a leading day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13, located near to Wells, offering children a breadth of experience to enable them to discover and develop their talents. http://www.millfieldprep.com/

Griggs Newsagents, City Arms, Crystals (UK) jewellery and crystals, Burns the Bread, Queen St Deli,  Wicks  Removals & Storage,   M D Barnard & Co LtdProtecThe Changing Room,      Wells Dry CleanersKidsstuff Toymaster, Swan Stationery 01749 670744, Cutting Bay Hairdressers 01749 672082, Thatchers Pet & Tackle 01749 673513

Spinning Wheel Tea Rooms is a family run cafe with outside patio and Wendy's Hairdressing Salon, with fancy dress, cards, gifts and Garra Rufa fish spa.  Guardhouse Lane, off Wells High Street.

Studley Jewellers - Bespoke family jewellers specialising in antique jewellery. 
The Laundry - A vibrant ladies boutique with a range of quality clothing, jewellery and gifts. 
Irene Dickson - Graphic & contemporary design for cards, pictures, fashion & home accessories
Bella Beads - fashion jewellery, classes, parties & gift vouchers

Pumpkin Delicatessen & Cafe
The Somerset Sausage Company

Serving the West Country, building projects of all shapes and sizes from a garage to a parish church. http://www.dovidiobros.com/

Builders of temporary stages and structures, based in Wells, supplying festivals and one-off events including the Olympics.  http://www.stages.co.uk/

Providing all aspects of housing maintenance to housing associations, private landlords and home owners across the South West. Email.

based in Bath, Chippenham and Trowbridge are independent printers, sign makers, design and exhibition specialists. Official printers to the Swans of Wells. http://www.digiprintgroup.com/

Stoberry Lettings is an independent residential lettings and property management agency based in Wells providing the highest standards of service to both landlords and tenants. www.stoberrylettings.co.uk

Freemasons in Mid-Somerset supporting local communities (Benevolent Lodge & The Avalon Chapter, Wells. Pilgrims Lodge & St Dunstans Lodge, Glastonbury, Lodge of Love and Honour, N.Wootton). Local freemasons in mid-Somerset are delighted to be involved with this high profile, public art event. www.pglsomerset.org.uk/benevolent.htm 

A long established, local, family business specialising in the supply of amusement equipment to the licenced and allied trades. Our customers include major pub companies, leisure groups and free houses. http://www.mendipcoin.co.uk/  Jeremy and Paice Dentistry - for all the family in a relaxed and reassuring environment.

Gorgeous interior decorations for children's rooms.  Bedding, accessories, wallpaper, artwork and so much more.  Be inspired! http://www.willowandme.co.uk/

Wells Leisure Centre is committed to providing a large range of health and fitness related activities to Wells and the surrounding area.  http://www.avalonleisure.com/

"For whatever life brings". We are proud to be part of an organisation that is dedicated to enhance the provision of legal services by solicitors to everyone who at some stage of their lives may need access to such services. www.qualitysolicitors.com/gouldandswayne

All Hallows is an independent co-educational boarding and preparatory school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13, situated close to Wells and rated as outstanding by Ofsted. http://www.allhallows.somerset.sch.uk/

Wiltshire manufacturer of stone surrounds and flooring.  A favourite with house builders nationwide, Rudloe has a large showroom displaying live fires and stoves near Corsham and offer a fully bespoke design and installation service.  Rudloe has manufactured the Swans of Wells stone plinths.  http://www.rudloe-stone.com/

Family run haulage company, established in 1933, providing logistical support across the UK and Europe.

At Cook we make remarkable food for your freezer, prepared by hand and using the same ingredients and techniques you would at home. www.cookfood.net/shops/wells
The Tesco supermarket in Wells, just a short stroll from the city centre, is delighted to be Event Sponsors of the Swans of Wells 2012 public art event and looks forward to displaying the Tesco swan sculptures at the store this summer. http://www.tesco.com/

St Andrews Press have a wealth of experience in providing high quality colour printing and digital colour copying at very competitive prices.

Original and unique cards, gifts, pictures, prints and more.

Gifts, homes & interiors in the heart of Wells.
A complete range of orthodontic treatment by specialist orthodontists in the heart of Wells.

Clarks Village in Somerset is home to more than 90 brands, ranging from Clarks, Joules, Wedgwood and Henri Lloyd to Christy and Timberland. Find clothing, jewellery and homeware collections at up to 60% off, in a beautifully landscaped, colonnaded shopping environment.

All legal work at T G Pollard is dealt with only by experienced lawyers on a one-to-one basis in a friendly, approachable manner. We have strong personal connections with our clients, as well as the business and social life of the community.

Committed to providing the highest quality family and specialist dentistry for patients in Wells and the surrounding area.

Trusted, approachable, and independent. With 100 years of experience on the case, choose the professionals with a human face.

Probusiness is a Wells based company catering for the accounting, taxation and administration needs of companies of all sizes and types. http://www.probusinessuk.com/

A family run, three screen cinema in the heart of Wells offering the latest movies, birthday parties, gala events and an attached cafe bar open to all.

A family run independent toy store. Full of toys from new born to 100+

Stunningly located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral and steeped in over 600 years of history, the hotel offers guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting. Award-winning food and attentive staff ensure the perfect venue for any special occasion.

Solicitors of Wells, Street and Somerton. Your legal partner for life. 
Fine jewellery designed and handcrafted in precious metals and gemstones. Unique creations, commissions and restorations. Creator of the Swan Collection of jewellery.

A 15th century Grade II-listed coaching inn, overlooked by the magnificent Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, providing affordable and comfortable accommodation in the very heart of the historic city – http://www.crownatwells.co.uk/

Higos Insurance Services is one of the leading insurance brokers in the UK, specialising in the provision of general insurance products, ranging from personal lines to commercial.

MadeOnMyDoorstep is a new website selling beautiful gifts and lovely things for the home that have been made lovingly and locally. 

Everything you need for life in the countryside... we sell a wide range of products from Animal Feed, Country Clothing and Footwear, Tools, Gardening products, toys and much more. http://www.tincknellcountrystore.co.uk/

The only independent family funeral directors in the locality of Wells, Unwin's offer a 24 hour personal service by a team dedicated to caring for your needs and wishes during this difficult time – http://www.unwinsfunerals.co.uk/

The spirit of Wells is passion for learning and life. Pupils are enabled to strive for excellence by developing their academic, musical, sporting, artistic and personal potential individually and within the community.

Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace, surrounded by a breathtaking moat, is open for all to enjoy.

If you would like to join our flock of fine-feathered Swansors, or would like further information about this exciting public art event, please contact the Swan Team at: info@swansofwells.com
or telephone 01225 840338