Monday, 17 November 2014

Having Your Cake

I've shown you the Glass Umbrella and And The River Runs Through", two of the artworks around the town created by a group of young people, working with the Youth Offending Service.

"Have your Cake" focuses on the architectural design of Stockport Town Hall and celebrates some of Stockport's sporting successes. The Town Hall, nicknamed the wedding cake, was designed by architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas,1908. Stockport is the birthplace of tennis player, Fred Perry winner of the Men's Singles titles at Wimbledon and the US Open 1936. Stockport Metro has enjoyed a long history of podium success and is one of the most successful swimming clubs in British history.

You'll find it on the wall of Life Leisure Grand Central Pools which provides fitness and swimming facilities. The gym has the latest fitness equipment and a dedicated performance zone and aerobics studio with weekly programmes of classes. Grand Central is also home to Stockport's only 50m swimming pool and is home to Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club and learn to swim programme. For details see their website

A contribution to
Blue Monday;
Monday Murals;
Ruby Tuesday;
Our World Tuesday.


  1. Its interesting that swimming pools have that special architectural design that makes it difficult to conceal their use. For me the mural could be a bit bigger to bring it more in balance with the building.
    Thanks for showing.

  2. Hi Gerald,

    Pretty blue building. Thanks for playing today.

    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my baby shower post. Please come back.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  3. Very nice! We have a building here with the same nickname as your town hall.

  4. I do like that mural. The town hall appeals to me too.

  5. They did a good job on this one!

  6. I didn't know Fred Perry hailed from Stockport, but that's why I still love CDP. So much info about places we may ever visit, or places we think we know. I'm more a mural fan than modern buildings fan, so well done to Stockport youth.

  7. These are really accomplished murals for young people - great to see art work outdoors and so well presented !

  8. Very nice mural. I like the photo and always the blues each individual shares. Thank you and have a great week.