Hand-painted mural brightening up Mitcham town centre after weeks of painstaking restoration work

A hand-painted mural is brightening up Mitcham town centre after weeks of painstaking restoration work.

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Artist Rose Pomeroy, left, with Louise Lancaster, right, from Merton Council’s Leisure and Culture Development Team.

A colourful red, white and blue design adorning the wall of Lavender Parade, between London Road and Fair Green, took artist Rose Pomeroy two weeks to carefully hand paint using hard-wearing masonry paint. The design celebrates some of the trades and businesses that have been present in the parade and is inspired by the Raleigh Dynamo and Moped Service ghost signs above.

Merton Council’s Arts Development Team commissioned Rose Pomeroy to paint the Lavender Parade mural.

Originally designed by Crispin Finn Ltd, the artwork was previously made of vinyl which had suffered from vandalism and was peeled away.

The mural can now be seen in its full glory brightening up the town centre for everyone to enjoy.

Cabinet Member for Community and Culture Councillor Nick Draper said: “The mopeds may be long gone, but this beautiful mural is an advertisement for today’s local shops that any shopping parade would envy.

“Congratulations to Rose Pomeroy and the Arts Development Team for making it happen.”