Park mural unveiled to honour Suffragette

Pictured at the unveiling  of the Emily Davison mural are Frank Rescigno and Doug Phillips of GMDT, Karen Willis, Councillor Val Tyler of Northumberland County Council and Penni Blythe-Jones (Emily Inspires! Programme Director)
Pictured at the unveiling of the Emily Davison mural are Frank Rescigno and Doug Phillips of GMDT, Karen Willis, Councillor Val Tyler of Northumberland County Council and Penni Blythe-Jones (Emily Inspires! Programme Director)
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THERE’S a colourful new addition to Morpeth’s award-winning Carlisle Park.

Artist Karen Willis has painted a mural on a wall near the Greater Morpeth Development Trust (GMDT) offices at Carlisle Park Lodge.

The painting depicts Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who is buried at St Mary’s churchyard in the town and is also honoured in a willow sculpture at the park.

Mrs Willis, who led a project to brighten up the former Benfield Motors premises in Castle Square last year, painted the mural for the Picnic In The Park event.

Unfortunately, the picnic was rained off, but it has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 15.