Station greeting on the right lines

10 Aug 2020 11:57
Published by: Scott Callan

Visitors arriving in Macclesfield by train are now receiving a colourful greeting following the installation of striking artwork featuring landmarks from the town.

The metal mural, commissioned by Macclesfield Town Council and designed by artist Tim Davies, was the favourite choice of townspeople who voted on three different submissions in a public consultation last year.  

Macclesfield station is the gateway to the town for a large number of commuters, visitors, shoppers and residents.

On leaving the station, travellers were faced with a blank, grey breeze-block wall and also a streetscape that provides little indication of the town centre it serves.

A council spokesman said: “The main objectives of the commission were to create a unique piece of art bespoke to the local community which would reflect Macclesfield’s rich historical heritage. It enhances the plain wall, the first thing that visitors see when they exit the station.”  

The design work was completed with help from children from Bollinbrook Primary School, Park Royal Community School, Ash Grove Academy and students from Macclesfield Academy and Macclesfield College. 

Councillor Janet Jackson said: “I’m really pleased to see this mural finally installed at the train station.

“It provides a welcome to Macclesfield depicting a number of our iconic heritage buildings and setting the scene with regards to the character of the town.”


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