Royal Horticultural Society Award for Fenland Artists

09:30 18 March 2014

Empress building in Chatteris

Empress building in Chatteris

Archant

A colourful mural painted on the front of a public building has received an award from Chatteris in Bloom.

Five Fenland artists got together to create the masterpiece on the frontage of the Empress Swimming pool in Chatteris.

Richard Savage, Yve Welsh, Heather Kinnear, Marian Savill and Ormond Connelly have been presented with the award for their outstanding work.

The Royal Horticultural Society and Anglia in Bloom gave the award for outstanding pictorial enhancements for the mural painted on the frontage of the building in Chatteris marketplace.

The mural depicts a series of comedic caricatures from the era of the silver screen including Shirley Temple, David Niven, Mary Poppins and Laurel & Hardy.

The team responsible for the artwork have also worked on other projects in the town including a bogus estate agents and a tribute to the TV programme, Open All Hours.

Over the years, this group of artists have exhibited throughout the Fenland area and beyond.

0 comments

Yesterday, 21:44
Flooding at North Brink, Wisbech

It was business as usual for town councillors in Wisbech tonight – as fire crews battled to pump out four feet of water from beneath the Corn Exchange and Lloyds Bank.

Yesterday, 10:32
The post office on Highbury road, Hitchin, is undergoing a big revamp to meet an increasing demand.

Services of a village post office could be moved to a different location which would offer longer opening hours seven days a week.

Yesterday, 16:53
Members of Parson Drove Street Pride

Parson Drove residents are set to have a greater say on developments that take place in their community.

Yesterday, 16:42

Fenland District Council is running four sessions next week to help people register to vote in the May 7 General Election.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition