THAMES LOCK MURAL CELEBRATES MAGNA CARTA
 

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A lock-keeper's house on the non-tidal river has been painted with a mural to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.

The design, by students at East Berkshire College, has been painted on to the walls at Bell Weir lock, downstream from Runnymede - site of the historic meeting between King John and his barons in 1215 and scene of recent events to mark the anniversary.

As part of the celebrations, local schools and colleges were asked to design two commemorative murals. The winning designs were then painted by artist Helen Brady.

Andrew Graham, Waterway Manager for the Environment Agency said: “The original idea of the mural actually came from David Andrews, our resident lock keeper at Bell Weir Lock.

“It has been great to see the wall transform into a fantastic piece of artwork which reflects the magnitude of the Magna Carta and how it has affected law, popular culture and human rights over the last 800 years”.


Link to picture special on Magna Carta river relay

Story dated July 7th 2015