A new day - the Bond Street way
Published: Mon, 25 Apr 2016
New artwork has been unveiled by a delighted Bond Street Community Association thanks to funding from us.
The three pieces of art represent the culture and tradition of the area and were produced after consultation which included local residents and organisations’ working within the area.
The three gable walls now feature artwork which represents the history of the community and are proving a superb welcome to visitors. One of the murals represents the well-known Pages Bakery, which was established in 1953, the Ebrington Presbyterian Church which opened 1897, the Waterside branch of the Royal British Legion (est 1936) and Ebrington Primary School which opened in 1901.
The second mural shows the Mountjoy Ship ‘Breaking the boom’ at the siege of Derry~Londonderry whilst the third highlights the contribution of the local cricket club and Orange Lodge to the community.
Lloyd Magee, Chairperson of Bond Street Community Association, said:
"We are indebted to the Community Cohesion Unit of the Housing Executive for providing funding to allow this project to proceed. This has allowed us to replace the old murals which were in a very bad state of repair and will also help attract more visitors to the area.
"We were delighted the artists involved in our project are brothers from the Bond Street area - Dee Logan, Mark Logan and Peter Logan."
Avril McAllister, our Area Manager, said:
“We were delighted to invest in this project by Bond Street Community Association. The updated cultural murals depicting local connections and history are providing a positive welcome to the area. They show how industry, culture and sport play an important part in the Bond Street community and are helping to cement relationships between businesses, residents, sporting groups, the church and other organisations with a vested interest in the locality.”