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W G Grace

Year Completed : 1982

Size : 1.2m x 2.1m (4ft x 7ft)

Location : Willow Shopping Centre, Downend Road, Bristol, BS16 5UJ

Current Status : Still there in 2014

W G GraceW. G. Grace on the floor of our workshop before going on the wall of the shopping centre.A zoom on W. G. Grace whilst still on the floor of our workshop.W. G. Grace on the wall of the Downend Shopping Mall in Bristol.A close up of W. G. Grace in position on the building.

W G Grace, the famous Victorian cricketer, was born and grew up in Downend which is a small village about four miles north of Bristol. We were asked to make a mural of Grace to go high up on the wall above the entrance of a new shopping mall which was being built in the area. We placed W G (as he was universally known) sitting dressed in whites with his bat in hand. He is seen in front of the family home ‘Chestnuts’ on whose lawns he famously played his first games of cricket.

Lat/Long : 51.488019, -2.504587

Green - mural exists and with good access

Mural still exists and with good access it can be easily seen by the public


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Philippa Threlfall
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