Murals at the Morris School

MURALS are usually associated with stately homes, great churches and ancient monasteries. But now Skegness Morris School is keeping company with these grander institutions.

A wall in the secondary modern school’s hall now boasts a large mural of its own — painted by one of the school’s old boys.

Local artist Steve Davis, helped by his friend Bill Eakins, has almost finished a painting of a New York street scene, complete with life-size characters. A number of these depict world-famous personalities.

Steve, a former art student who works at Skegness Pottery, has been working on the mural since the beginning of July. Under the umbrella of the East Lincolnshire Art Group he entered a National competition run by Dulux Community Projects.

Out of 2,000 applicants he was one of 170 to be provided with batches of paint to use on a mural in his home town.

The completed painting will be judged by a panel, who will award cash prizes to the best entries throughout the country. The results will be announced in November.

Steve is pictured here putting the final touches to his effort, carefully watched by headmaster Mr Brian Drinkall. chairman of the governors Mr Harry Hall, and pottery teacher Mr George Marriott.

Source: Skegness Standard 11th December 1981