The box was carved from an Elm tree which fell during 1987 Great Storm in the Sussex University grounds.

Commissioned by Brighton & Hove for the City Bid to house the City Bid papers.

The box has  ‘Brighton & Hove’ incised inside the lid and the wave patterns on the outside refer the contour lines of the South Downs as found on a map.

The City Bid box is housed in HRH Queens Collection.