|A glimpse of the past: Mary Adshead mural at Victoria Pier|
|Rex Whistler: mural at Plas Newydd|
|Peggy Angus tiles at Lansbury Lawrence School|
|The Greenside Mural, by Gordon Cullen|
|Not a particularly good photo of Rav's Colwyn Bay murals|
The programme accompanying the opening of the Pavilion announced:
Mr. Eric Ravilious strikes an original note in the decoration of the Tea Room. The theme represents a scene on the bed of the ocean. Pink and green seaweeds float through the ruins of a submerged palace. A bright red anchor suggests a connection with the world above.
To restore this delightful vision would apparently cost £65,000, a lot of money perhaps but an investment that would give the seaside town a unique artistic tourist attraction.
|Rav & Tirzah at work in Morecambe.|
In Colwyn Bay, meanwhile, there is a marvellous opportunity to bring a historic artwork back to life. If anyone out there has a few thousand quid to spare and wants to be persuaded that this is a cause worth contributing to, please get in touch. I'll be happy to convince you.
There's a great article on the 1934 Pavilion and its decoration here. For more information on the campaign to restore Victoria Pier visit the campaign website.