Buckler's Mead is an Academy School built as a new secondary modern in Yeovil in 1957.  As part of a refurbishment of the school reception, modernist stained glass panels were removed and placed in storage.  Diana Coulter of Artemis Heritage tracked down these panels, drawing the school's attention to their importance.

Diana recommended that the school seek an estimate for the panel's conservation from Holy Well Glass and prepared successful applications for funding for their conservation and display from The Glaziers' Trust and the Pilgrim Trust.


The stained glass panels were designed and made by Keith New, an outstanding stained glass artist of the 1950s and 1960s.  New was responsible for designing three of the nave windows for Coventry Cathedral.  The panels are particularly important as high quality works of art, for their virtuoso technique and their importance for British twentieth-century art and design.