Rail mural to be unveiled

A MURAL which has taken months to complete, will be unveiled on Saturday, on the proposed site of the next Portishead railway station.

Pure Offices at Kestrel Court has been working with the Portishead Railway Group (PRG), Crest Nicholson and Persimmon Homes to promote the campaign for the re-opening of the Portishead to Bristol rail link.

Last year the businesses commissioned professional artist Aili Purdy, who lives in Portishead, to paint a 38ft mural for the site, to help raise awareness of the campaign.

Organisers hope the work of art will be added to the Portishead Art Trail.

North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox will unveil the mural at around 2pm but there will be community stalls, live music and refreshments available from 12.30pm at the site adjacent to the Travel Lodge and Lidl car park in Harbour Road.


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Last month reopening the railway link was named as a priority with the Joint Transport Executive Committee (JTEC), which is made up of representatives from councils across the west.

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