Mural unveiled at Manningtree station
A new mural aimed at brightening up Manningtree railway station was today unveiled by Essex County Council Chairman, Cllr John Aldridge.
The mural in the underpass shows local attractions in and around the Mayflower branch line, which runs between Manningtree and Harwich Town.
It was painted by residents of Acorn village, a centre for people with learning disabilities. The project was made possible thanks to funding and support from Essex County Council, Greater Anglia, Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.
Essex County Council Chairman, Cllr John Aldridge, officially opened the mural.
He said: “I’m delighted to be able to be here today to unveil such a beautiful reminder of the wealth of culture available to Essex residents through our train network. I am in no doubt that this will help brighten commuters’ journeys as well as boost Essex tourism. I would like to say a huge thank you to the residents of Acorn village for their brilliant work and to all the partner agencies which have helped make this a reality.”
Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager, Greater Anglia, said: “We are very grateful to the residents of Acorn village for their hard work creating the mural, which looks magnificent. It celebrates the essence of Essex and we hope our customers enjoy it.”