Murals show diversity and history of town

A series of murals are helping to brighten up a town centre's former market hall.

A mural highlights the role of NHS workers in the West Midlands and Staffordshire who are under intense pressure once again
A mural highlights the role of NHS workers in the West Midlands and Staffordshire who are under intense pressure once again

The murals have been painted on the side of Cannock Market Hall, which closed to the public last year, as part of a measure to renovate the town centre.

The colourful and vibrant murals each depict parts of Cannock and the surrounding areas, demonstrating the history and culture of the town.

The colourful murals painted on Cannock Market Hall highlight the history and nature of the area

One mural shows a painting of a stag, showing the diversity of Cannock Chase, a location designated as an outstanding area of natural beauty.

The colourful murals painted on Cannock Market Hall

Another looks at the history of coal mining in the town, with the Cannock Chase Coalfield seams seen as much deeper than those in South Staffordshire, being around 1,600ft near Rugeley.

The colourful murals painted on Cannock Market Hall

The murals were part of a wider project by Cannock Chase Council to renovate the town centre, which included the closure of the Market Hall in November last year.

The colourful murals painted on Cannock Market Hall

It also included the Cannock Town Centre Shutter Art Project, which saw the painting of the roller-shutters on the Prince of Wales theatre and vacant shop units by a locally based artist.

The murals have also been updated to pay tribute to NHS workers in the town and the surrounding area.

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