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Local artists to brighten Wells quayside with mural

Mon 23 Feb 2015

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UPDATE The mural will now be unveiled on the quayside at 11am on Saturday 21st March with more information about the project upstairs at the Golden Fleece from 10.30am to 3pm. See our events listing for more.

A group of local artists is working on a project to brighten up the town's quay by painting a large mural on the hoardings in front of the undeveloped land left over from the 2005 fire.

Working with the landowner's permission, generous donations of materials from local businesses and assisted by members of the Wells lifeboat crew, the painting will depict a Wells beach scene including a picture of a Shannon lifeboat to celebrate the planned arrival of the town's new lifeboat in two year's time.

Jewsons in Fakenham kindly donated new boards for the hoardings as painting the mural in situ would be difficult. These were transported to Wells by crew member Ross Fulford and prepared by crew member Kevin Parr and his brother Stephen Parr, who run KSP Specialist Decorators in Wells.

It is hoped that this community project will be completed in time for an Easter holiday unveiling. For more information or if you'd like to get involved directly or help with materials, please contact Peter Rainsford, Wells RNLI chairman, on 01328 711463.


Click here for latest pictures from the project

The site on the quayside for the new mural, fronting land left empty after the 2005 fire

The site on the quayside for the new mural, fronting land left empty after the 2005 firePR

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Local artists Linda Pattrick and Toby Newman get started on a huge blank canvasPR

Sue Rainsford on the boathouse and Linda Pattrick on beach huts

Sue Rainsford on the boathouse and Linda Pattrick on beach hutsPR

Hazel Ashley's much-loved and distinctive figures begin to appear on the beach

Hazel Ashley's much-loved and distinctive figures begin to appear on the beachPR

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