Murals brighten the town

Just Regional
Jun 19, 2020 2 mins read

Sheringham artist Colin Seal is out and about adding some colour to Sheringham as the town ventures out of lockdown.

Every week he plans to paint a mural somewhere in the town to brighten everything up and his first is painting a railway scene in a bus shelter…

So why a train in a bus shelter?

“The reason why it’s a train is because it’s right next to the station that runs this actual train,” said Colin. “And when I was a young man I worked on the footplate as a fireman for a short while on the steam trains.”

Colin Seal painting the mural in the bus shelter near the station. Pictures: GARETH GABRIEL

He said the mural would also play a part in plans later in the year to commemorate VJ Day.

“I talked to the mayor of Sheringham, Madeline Ashcroft, and she had the great idea to celebrate VJ day in August. We get the public to paint poppies on the painted grass – this was done the last time 12 years ago when I painted the train before. This can be done safely one person at a time. The bus shelter is just made for this.”

Other murals in the pipeline include one next to CA Seafood, on Station Road, and Colin added: “Then I will going from the West prom, finishing off the RNLI mural, to the East Prom, painting what does not move.”

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