Hospice support Ferrybridge Centenary celebrations

Thursday, 1 November 2018

A stunning hand painted mural was created by The Prince of Wales Hospice to depict 100 years of power in the community.

The mural, created by Jo Lister, Activities Co-ordinator at The Prince of Wales Hospice was unveiled at the Centenary celebration on October 25th, 100 years to the day that Yorkshire Electric Power Company bought the land to build the UK’s largest electricity generating station, Ferrybridge. 

The entire Ferrybridge site has produced electricity continuously for 90 years, something not achieved anywhere else, and as far as records show has produced more power than any other location in the UK. 

The stunning piece is 13x4m and represents the history of the local area. The mural includes a train, the old style turbines, the pit head at Kellingley, the barges, and Tom Puddings to name a few.

The project was completed over a nine-week period, with 12 full days of painting by Jo. The mural was showcased at two events, the official Centenary, followed by a community event on Saturday 27thOctober, which included entertainment in a marquee with local musicians and groups, hot food, children’s activities, stalls and a tombola.

Talking about the mural Jo said;

 “I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be able to do something for the community and give something back to local people who support the Hospice.

“The celebration event was fantastic, I really enjoyed meeting people who have lived and worked in that community for so many years. I hope it’s something they can enjoy for years to come and be proud of.”

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