The restoration project to reinvigorate and celebrate the significance of the concrete and mosaic murals, made in 1972-3 for Colchester’s Southway subways is a Colchester Civic Society and Colchester in Bloom initiative.
The project has been made possible with the support of the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund with additional funding from the Hervey Benham Trust and Essex Heritage Trust and individual donations.
The project steering group were: Jo Edwards (Chair, Colchester Civic Society); Pam Schomberg (Chair, Colchester in Bloom); Paul Weston (Treasurer, Colchester Civic Society) and Katherine Wood – bid writer and manager for the project (www.kathwoodworks.co.uk).
Thanks to National Lottery players, Heritage Lottery Fund invest money
to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife.
Hervey Benham Charitable Trust assists talented individuals or groups who would otherwise be under funded to enable them to develop individual skills or, in the case of groups, their roles in the community.
Essex Heritage Trust help fund individuals or bodies who are preserving or restoring any aspect of our Essex Heritage.
Colchester Civic Society (est. 1964) is a voluntary run organisation aiming to:
Help preserve, develop and improve local amenities; Encourage and arouse public interest in the beauty, history and character of Colchester and encourage a high standard of development and design in the town.
Colchester in Bloom is an award-winning community initiative with a mission to generate community involvement making Colchester a more beautiful place to live and work and contribute towards social and economic vitality.
Signals is a centre for creative digital learning. It specialises in film education and working with young people using digital production for social, learning and creative outcomes.
Restorers for the project, Orbis Conservation specialise in conserving and preserving three dimensional art and architecture.
The Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards, its prime objectives are conservation and education.
To support the 20th Century Society’s post war mural campaign go to: