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Deptford Murals (1)

By Carolineld @carolineld
Deptford murals (1)
Deptford murals (1)As the new mural in Douglas Square takes shape, here's a look back at what preceded it. Images of Deptford in 1840 covered the wall: a little faded, a little graffitied and a little unfashionable, but I was rather fond of it. The railway theme was absolutely right for the location, given Deptford's importance in passenger railway history.
It was created by Christopher Ryland (now better known as a botanical artist) and Paul Pestidge in 1981. Its thirty-year lifespan contrasts sharply with the three years intended for its replacement.

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