New mural depicts Kingswood’s history

People taking the No 17 bus or driving or walking along Hanham Road towards Kingswood will be struck by the huge mural appearing at Cecil Road on the side of a building overlooking the small park next to it.

It depicts Kingswood at various times in its history.  There is an acknowledgement of Kingswood Forest in the 11th or 12th century, with a knight in armour making his way through the dense woodland.

Also celebrating the area’s mining industry, a miner is to be seen hacking his way through rock, bringing the precious commodity used by homeowners and businesses in the area.

John Wesley and other famous images from Kingswood are also being depicted in this epic tribute to Kingswood which has been organised by the Friends of Kingswood Park with funds from the National Lottery. The artist is Jim Whittaker.

Janice Suffolk, who is known for her activities with Juice, the community organisation at Cadbury Heath, has recently been appointed as the Friends’ activities development officer and if anyone would like to get involved with this group she can be contacted at or by phone on 01454 8642121 or 0759 210 7649.

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