What’s in a name? How the London Mural Preservation Society got it’s name!

A number of people have pointed out that the London Mural Preservation Society is a rather long name. And yes, it does pose problems with typing out the web address as there are so many letters to put in the right place! Yet, I think I can do it blindfolded. Go on , test me sometime!!

So how did we get to this grand name? Well, partly it started by looking for domain names. We needed to know what had been taken. London murals had gone for a start (shakes fist).  But another thing we wanted to take on board was the name needed to say what we did; we are a group who want to preserve murals in London.

The third and most important  aspect was having a quality acronym. So we are the L_MPS – fill in the gap with appropriate vowel  creating limps, lumps, lamps, lomps, lemps. In fact having a good acronym is perhaps influenced by some good acronyms by the muralists in Wandsworth. There was Wandsworth Arts Resource project ( WARP ) and Battersea Residents Action Group (BRAG). So you see, we have a tradition to follow. We want to hear people saying ” I’m off to a Lumps meeting tonight. ” or “Did you see the Lumps update on facebook?”or “Those people at Lumps are really cool!!”

And we thought, if the group became a template for other cities who wanted to preserve their murals, then Manchester could be Mumps; Huddersfield, Humps; Bolton, Bumps; we have it all planned!!

About londonmuralpreservationsociety

The London Mural Preservation Society aims to bring murals created over the last 40 years back into the attention of the people of London and out further afield into the rest of the UK and the world.
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