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Mural inspired by Rushden’s history officially opens

Published Wednesday, 26 June 2019

A new mural commemorating the history of Rushden and the surrounding area has been officially opened by local school children during a ceremony hosted by East Northamptonshire Council.

Based on children’s artwork, and adorning the Washbrook Road tunnel, the new mural has been designed to reflect the history and natural environment of the local area and has transformed the tunnel.

The completion of the tunnel artwork is the latest phase in the Out to Water, Into History project and the event also celebrated the hard working volunteers who continuously give up their time, alongside everything that has been achieved so far along the Greenway.

During the ceremony, Cllr Sarah Peacock, Chairman of the Greenway board, praised the project:

“We have been working hard on the Greenway project for the last 10 years and it is great to see this latest milestone completed. There is a lot of work still to be done along the Greenway, but everyone should be very proud of what has been achieved so far.”

“I would like to thank all of the schoolchildren who took part and inspired the mural that now adorns the Washbrook Road tunnel and look forward to working with all the local schools on future projects.”

The Out to Water, Into History project is run in conjunction with Nenescape with Heritage Lottery Funding and during the mural unveiling a new competition was launched, inviting locals to submit photos that showcase the area’s history and heritage. To find out more, ‘like’ the Out to Water, Into History Facebook page.