Monday, 26 August 2013

Mural on Lower Hillgate


The Enterprise Mural on the gable wall of 89 Lower Hillgate which offers a pictorial reflection of Stockport's industrial history was designed and painted by artist Keith Ormondroyd in 1983.

The first Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House was built in 1705 on this site. The present building dates from 1910. No 91 is the taller 2-storey building, with upper floor occupied by a large hall, and partly occupies the site of a former burial ground. It ceased to be a place of worship in 1960. No 89, an integral part of this building, is a lower build which occupies the site of the original meeting house. The building has been used as a commercial premises since 1982 and No 91 was converted to a restaurant in 1993-4.

A contribution to Monday Murals.

5 comments:

  1. Nice mural but time must have been working in fading the picture a bit.That makes it a trouble to see al the details clear.

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  2. A very nice mural with a history telling.

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  3. Time marches on for that one!

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  4. 1983 makes this an early one in the contemporary mural scene. It looks like a complex composition. Hope it is maintained and preserved for future generations. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  5. Great mural and thanks for the information too. MB

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