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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 16th May, 2022)

Commercial Inn mural


Commercial Inn mural
I was chatting to one of the workmen who told me a bit about it. The pub is being converted to houses. The mural was painted by artist and teacher Robert Tedaldi. It took him just five days. He painted freehand copying from old photos of Wigan.

Photo: David  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 16th May 2022 at 07:12

I don't use the word 'wow' very often but my goodness, WOW !!

Comment by: Jembo on 16th May 2022 at 09:16

That's wonderful!

Comment by: Veronica on 16th May 2022 at 09:27

A beautiful painting but I wonder about it ‘weathering’ . Also distracting to the motorist. There’s one in Westhoughton on a gable end. I suppose in a way no different to the billboards of old.

Comment by: Aubrey on 16th May 2022 at 09:35

I have forgotten where the Commercial Inn was. Can you let us know please. Brilliant painting and photo.

Comment by: John G on 16th May 2022 at 10:00

That is fantastic, and it took him five days.
I wonder if he would be free to put some paint on our wallpaper.

Comment by: irene roberts on 16th May 2022 at 10:50

That is fantastic! Well done! This is our heritage. There is one on a gable-end in Leigh of a First World War Soldier. We pass it every week after shopping in Leigh. The artist included in the painting,, (as well as the soldier), the lady who made him cups of tea every day and even the little dog who watched the proceedings through the window of a nearby house! Just google "first world war mural leigh lancs" to view it.

Comment by: Beryl on 16th May 2022 at 11:48

I get so envious when I see such talented people, well done

Comment by: Mick on 16th May 2022 at 14:09

Its a pity he didn't put on a couple of CRT lock volunteers manning the top lock.

Comment by: Cyril on 16th May 2022 at 15:49

A great photo of a superb artistic mural, like the way he has colourised the images from the black & white photos. But, what is the point of the rear rainwater spout that juts out and runs down in front of the two windows?

Aubrey, it's at the top of Cale Lane before the bridge leading onto Withington Lane.

Comment by: Edna on 16th May 2022 at 16:40

Love this, it's a shame we don't have more, it would brighten everyone's day, I'm sure with the state Wigan is in at the moment.

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