Lots of things have happened in the last couple of weeks:
I spoke to the gentlemen who contacted me about Nuclear Dawn Mural. Yes, we had a long old natter as he fed me stories about 80s Brixton. Hopefully at some point I can catch up with him and find some facts!
I also was put in touch with a lady who has a big interest in Wandsworth murals. We met in Costa in Clapham Junction and as usual I had forgotten to say what I looked like. However files spread out on table and continually lifting my book titled ‘Street Murals’ made it obvious to the woman when she arrived at the cafe.
We had a big talk about murals, press cuttings, books, pamphlets and photos littering the table as the conversation rattled on. Our main reason for contact was that the Battersea Puzzle Mural is at risk of being destroyed. It looks like the empty building it is painted on is marked for demolition which is a shame as it’s a nice example of Victorian Gothic Sunday school rooms. Plus it has a mural on the side, one which tells much about the local history of the area.
We talked more until kicked out of the cafe and found refuge at the bus stop. We plan to exchange notes again soon!
And finally, I have a group of locals interested in protecting their mural! It’s something the L_MPS would like to do so it was great that they managed to find me! Mauleverer Road in Brixton has a lovely mural showing a forest and park scene reflecting elements of the local area. It’s fallen into some disrepair but the residents of the street would like to restore it. However, there is a plan for redevelopment of the site which could put the wall at risk. So we have two things to work on, protecting the mural and restoring it!
So lots of new developments!!!