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Avon Place mural unveiled

A colourful new mural in an alleyway off Borough High Street has been officially unveiled by Neil Coyle MP and Captain Ian McNaught of Trinity House.

Avon Place mural unveiled
Captain Ian McNaught, Steven Ball, Neil Coyle MP and mORGANICo
Avon Place mural unveiled
The Trinity Church Square fox
Avon Place mural unveiled
The mural was painted in 2014, the 500th anniversary of Trinity House which was granted a royal charter by Henry VIII

The Trinity Newington Residents' Association led the project to brighten up Avon Place, a narrow passageway between Borough High Street and Swan Street.

The mural has been painted by mORGANICo – well-known for his work on local telephone cabinets – and Steven Ball

The Borough High Street end of the mural is on the wall of the British School of Osteopathy.

At the Swan Street end the artists have depicted a range of local scenes and stories.

That section of wall is owned by Trinity House, the lighthouse authority for England and Wales, and the mural incorporates images to commemorate the institution's 500th anniversary.

One quirky local touch is the depiction of a fox with a car's brake cable between its teeth – a reference to a series of incidents in Trinity Church Square in 2013 when foxes were blamed for damage to residents' cars.

The mural has been funded by a Cleaner Greener Safer grant from Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council.

The artwork was completed late last year but did not receive an official unveiling until last week, when Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle and Captain Ian McNaught, deputy master of Trinity House, unveiled a commemorative plaque.

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