Graffiti mural created to capture town's history

SPRAY cans have been used to create a mural in St Neots to bring the town s history to life. Jonnie Barton, a 32-year-old graffiti arts specialist from Eynesbury has created a pictorial history of St Neots. Using different coloured paints he has capture

SPRAY cans have been used to create a mural in St Neots to bring the town's history to life.

Jonnie Barton, a 32-year-old graffiti arts specialist from Eynesbury has created a pictorial history of St Neots.

Using different coloured paints he has captured the origins of the town's priory including the casket that supposedly held the ashes of St Neot.

It took a week for him to create and shows maps and plans illustrating the foundations of the Priory based on drawings from the 1960s and 1970s.


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Jonnie who runs his own firm, Kosha Creations, was responsible for the butterfly under the town bridge in Jubilee Gardens and the scene showing the front of a house on the back wall of Brittains.

He said: "It is about showing that graffiti can be a form of artwork. When most people think of the word graffiti they immediately associate it with vandalism and mess but I want to show how it can be used to create pieces of artwork. The mural also brightens up the town and will hopefully make people smile."

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The mural was commissioned by St Neots Rotary Club for £250 and is on the back wall of Crosskeys Mews, next to the Priory Centre.

INFORMATION: Jonnie is looking for businesses to commission other pieces of artwork around the town, anyone interested should phone 07890 738431.

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