A stunning new mural inspired by Kirkham’s rich heritage will transform a town centre ginnel as acclaimed artists settle in to work.
Artists Aylo Nomad and Seca One worked with residents to find inspiration for the piece, drawing on Kirkham’s Roman roots, the town’s famous fishstones, and its role in the industrial revolution to produce a design that spoke to Kirkham’s heritage and sparked conversation and storytelling amongst the town’s people.
Aylo Nomad said: “[Seca and I] sought to create a piece that would be universally appealing and would make the town proud. We achieved this by holding workshops and community days, engaging with the local residents on a personal level, and taking their feedback into account as we developed the design. Our intention was to create a mural that would brighten up the walk down the ginnel, and create a sense of pride and ownership among the community.”
The ginnel area between 34 & 36 Poulton Street will be temporarily closed for access from Wednesday 29 March for up to 10 days as part of the works, carried out under the Kirkham Futures Phase One major construction works taking place in the town centre.
Access from the Community Centre Car Park and lower Mill Street Car Park will be via other existing exits. Disabled drivers and those requiring a level exit from Mill Street Car Park to the high street are advised to park on the lower part of Mill Street Car Park and to exit the car park behind the Church and onto Poulton Street.
Kirkham Futures is a 4-year programme of work to revitalise the town centre, representing the biggest investment in Kirkham in a generation, funded by the Historic England High Street Heritage Action Zone, the Government’s Future High Street Fund, and contributions from Lancashire County Council, Fylde Council, and Kirkham Town Council.
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