2012 saw the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a fitting celebration of the event, two mosaic benches were commissioned to stand in the Town Square. The design was based on joint input from local schools, Age Concern and Hythe Youth Club and it re flects many aspects of Hythe life. The cost of the project was ; covered entirely by our then County Councillor, the late Chris Capon, who also provided every primary-school-age child in Hythe with a Jubilee medal to commemorate the occasion.
The benches now have an interpretation board close by describing how the design was progressed.