Mural Approximate Location:
136 Charlton Street London NW1 1RX UK
Jim Anderson & Sally Kendall
London Mural Preservation Society
This building located on Charlton Street , Somers Town, has already had one mural. According to the ‘Murals in London’ book published in 1984, there was a painted mural by Dave Bangs created in 1982.
As the current mosaic mural occupies the same spot, it is likely that the earlier mural was looking tired and someone must have suggested creating something which would last longer and which would bring back the colour to the entrance of the centre.
So in 1999, Jim Anderson of Kenya Mosaics was called in to work with the local kids who had come from the youth centre, South Camden Community School, Somers Town Junior Project and the Plot. Assisted by Sally Kendall, a design was created to fit the front of the building which has a raised staircase. The mosaic mural wraps around the base of the staircase and there is a separate decorated panel on the wall next to the doorway.
Details and photos courtesy of London Mural Preservation Society.