Mural of the Month! The Tolpuddle Martyrs Mural

Last days of summer and the left over excitment from the Olympics and Paralympics hangs in the air across London. So while the spirit is good, get out and enjoy the smiles in our great big city.

This month, go and check out the Tolpuddle Martyrs Mural in Kings Cross/Islington area. It is a little off the beaten track being located in a corner of Edward square. I’m afraid to say I don’t have a picture of the whole mural as it is impossible to photograph due tree planting in front of the piece!

So I’m just going to have to give you bits of the picture.  Here’s part of the centre.

This mural shows people gathering together in nearby Cophenhagen Fields to ask for the pardon of 6 labourers who had been sentenced to deportation to Australia for the crime of setting up a union.

The following picture gives you an idea how the artist used the strange spaces of the building wall to create his mural:

I understand that some of the people in the paintings are locals. Does anyone know who they are?

Go visit this piece. These murals still disappear overnight. I haven’t seen this  mural in two years. If you visit, let us know how it is!

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Other Murals “of the month” local to this piece include:

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2 Responses to Mural of the Month! The Tolpuddle Martyrs Mural

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