A chance to own a piece of Leamington's history - The Leamington Observer

A chance to own a piece of Leamington's history

Leamington Editorial 10th Nov, 2022 Updated: 10th Nov, 2022   0

MURALS once on display in the Leamington station underpass are looking for new homes.

The much-loved panels – which welcomed commuters and visitors for over a decade – were replaced this July as part of station improvement works.

The new Leamington Colour Palette artwork was put up in time to welcome thousands of visitors to the town as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

And as a result, Warwick District Council (WDC) is asking residents and business owners if they can give the old murals a home.

The murals, which are eight foot by four foot, were created by young people through the Warwickshire Youth Justice Service and depict key parts of Leamington’s history. For example, Dr Henry Jephson and Jephson Gardens, which is named after him.

Coun Liam Bartlett, WDC’s spokesperson for place, arts and economy, said: “This presents a great opportunity to own a piece of local history. The murals were designed by our young people, and we hope that they will all be rehomed locally and remembered for all the hard work that went into developing them.”

The murals can be viewed on WDC’s website at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/murals

Submissions of interest are open until 5pm on November 25.

Successful applicants will need to be able to collect and transport the murals from WDC’s offices in Leamington.


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