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The Newbury of Yesteryear => Memories of Newbury => Topic started by: Administrator on January 12, 2014, 04:07:53 pm

Title: Newbury - Hidden Treasures - Murals currently covered up in Kennet Shopping
Post by: Administrator on January 12, 2014, 04:07:53 pm
Newbury - Hidden Treasures - Murals currently covered up in Kennet Shopping

There are nine murals on three panels, currently covered by cinema posters and depict the history of Newbury from Roman Times through to the Industrial Age. The murals were specially created for Kennet Shopping back in the late eighties when the extension to the original Sainsbury’s Supermarket was completed.

(http://www.newbury.net/romans.jpg)

Romans arrive and found Newbury

(http://www.newbury.net/saxon.jpg)

The Saxon settlement of Ulvritone

(http://www.newbury.net/normans.jpg)

Newbury and the Normans

(http://www.newbury.net/henryeighth.jpg)

Jack O'Newbury with Henry Vlll and Queen Catherine

(http://www.newbury.net/clothfair.jpg)

Tudor Cloth Fair and Market

(http://www.newbury.net/battles.jpg)

1643 and 1644 The Civil War Battles of Newbury

(http://www.newbury.net/canal.jpg)

Old Newbury with the canal

(http://www.newbury.net/londoncoach.jpg)

The London Coach by the Cloth Museum

(http://www.newbury.net/foundry.jpg)

Newbury's Industrial Heritage - Foundry
Title: Re: Newbury - Hidden Treasures - Murals currently covered up in Kennet Shopping
Post by: chrisbrit on October 05, 2014, 07:21:40 pm
Is the artist/designer known of these panels? They must have been commissioned and likely by a local artist.