The young artist blacksmith that made the St Paul's Tercentenary Gates was awarded the Diploma of Merit by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths at their annual awards.
This recognises the level of competence he has attained following the scrutiny of his work including the gates positioned on the vista to St Paul's Cathedral.
In addition to the Diploma of Merit, he also made a sculpture of a stag beetle that serves as a boot-pull and this was presented to Her Majesty the Queen during her visit to the Park in 2012. A version of this 'boot-pull' was entered into the 2013 county shows and gained him more points than any other blacksmith.
For this he was also awarded the National Champion Blacksmith Award for 2013. For images and more details see www.joshuadelisle.com.