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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Fishes

Summary

Type Mural

     Ceramic mural of brightly coloured fish. It is composed of large square chunky tiles with moulded reliefs of multicoloured fish and other sea-life. Whole forms a large underwater scene which fills the trapezium shaped space on the wall supporting two flights of steps, one going down on either side. The fish are mostly quite big, running across several tiles which have quite wide spaces between them. One fish wears a top hat. The wall runs into a flower bed at its foot, planted with shrubs which are growing up wall and will obscure or damage mural if not checked.
          Many-coloured fish and sea-life.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Elfrida Rathbone Society, None Artist

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Mural Large ceramic tiles 169cm high x 1110cm wide x 8cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
GR123 UEL
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Replaced parts
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road Resolution Walk
Precise location On riverside walkway, part of Dockyard housing estate, at base of split stairway leading down from housing to walkway
A-Z ref 79 4K
OS ref TQ426792
Date of design 1984-86
Year of unveiling ?1985
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? At Risk

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