NS3274 : Port Glasgow railway station murals

taken 5 years ago, near to Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Port Glasgow railway station murals
Port Glasgow railway station murals
This panel depicts the Gourock Ropeworks building and the recently demolished Bouverie Street tenements Link . The ropeworks building (known locally as "the mill") started life as a sugar refinery, being converted to a ropeworks in 1886. It ceased trading in 1975 and lay derelict for over 20 years before being converted to loft apartments.
Port Glasgow railway station murals

The stunning and atmospheric murals were suggested by the Port Glasgow Town Centre Regeneration Forum as a way to brighten up the appearance of the town's railway station.

Funding was provided by local Regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde LinkExternal link and Scotrail's Culture and Arts Fund LinkExternal link .

The 14 individual panels are classed as a single 56 feet long work, by artists Karen Orr and Jim Strachan from the local community organisation RIG Arts LinkExternal link , in collaboration with members of the Old Men's Club, Port Glasgow Community Council and pupils of St John's Primary School

Each of the 14 panels depicts an aspect of the town's culture and history, including industry, the railways, sport and Newark Castle, cleverly blending the past with the present.

Click this Link to view all of the panels as a slideshow.

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Date Taken
Friday, 18 November, 2016   (more nearby)
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Monday, 21 November, 2016
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City, Town centre  Railways 
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Art 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 320 744 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.0005N 4:41.3696W
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