Two new murals could be painted on side of buildings in Whitby to guide tourists around heritage trail

Two large murals could be placed on the side of two buildings in Whitby in order to guide visitors around the town’s new heritage trail.

Scarborough Council has submitted a planning application for the 4.3 metre wide by 3.2 metre high murals that will show the nine locations of the 10 wire frame sculptures by local artist Emma Stothard

The heritage trail aims to provide local people and visitors to the town an insight into the local fishing industry and its history.

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The murals are proposed to be placed on the gable ends of 47 Flowergate and 84 Church Street.

How the mural could lookHow the mural could look
How the mural could look

The application from the council states: “We are proposing to fix two 16 square metre painted murals to two properties in Whitby. The murals are on painted wooden boards and will be permanent fixings.

“One location is the gable end of Astin’s Estate Agents in Flowergate (facing westward up Flowergate towards Pannett Park) and the other is on the gable end of Hippy Hippy Shake in Church Street (facing South along Church Street towards Parkol).

“We have the permission of both building owners. Both murals are identical pictorial representations of a map of the Walk With Heritage sculpture trail.”

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The sculptures include fisherwife, a man mending a net, a woman knitting a gansey, photographer and artist Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, a crow’s nest with a lookout, Dora Walker (the only woman to hold a skipper’s licence in the North Sea during World War One) and a herring lassie.

The mural application is now out for consultation.