Breathtaking Remembrance mural painted on the side of Preston city centre pub

An awe-inspiring mural honouring the country's servicemen and women has been unveiled in Preston.

By Tom Earnshaw, Reporter
Saturday, 9th November 2019, 12:03 pm
The mural on the side of The Northern Way pub (Image: The Northern Way)
The mural on the side of The Northern Way pub (Image: The Northern Way)

One side of The Northern Way pub in Friargate has been taken over by a poignant piece of art illustrating a soldier standing in a field of poppies.

The artwork was revealed on Friday (November 8) by pub operators Olly Mattinson and Liam Murray, who said they were "very pleased" with the outcome.

A pub spokesman said: "The operators both support The Royal British Legion as a cause close to their hearts, so it seemed a fitting tribute for this time of year to show our support for our brave servicemen and women."

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The artist behind the creation is Craig Daniels from bespoke signmakers Hartbrights.

Members of the public have taken to social media praising the work.

Michael Rawcliffe said: "Absolutely brilliant. Just amazing and a truly wonderful gesture."

Eric Bell wrote: "Fantastic tribute; well done to all involved."

Denis Godfrey added: "Beautiful, glad my favourite pub has done something like this."

Julian Pope said: "From a veteran, we thank you."