Saturday 28 November 2020

Barnsley, Manx Arms (formerly Tykes Sports Bar), Sheffield Road, Mural


Most recent photo - Manx Arms from CAMRA's ?What Pub website

November 2018 version of this mural on Tykes Sports Bar

The earliest version of this mural on Tykes Sports Bar
(photo from Google Street View history)

The first version of this mural appeared on the side of the pub early in the First World War Centenary and was updated in autumn 2018 by the more complex version.

According to the Barnsley Chronicle on 9 November 2018:

Pub's poignant tribute to war dead
A mural on the side of a pub paying tribute to fallen soldiers has been replaced with a bigger and better one to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Lyndsey Smith and Jason Mawer, of the Manx Arms on Sheffield Road, decided to update the tribute installed a few years ago which showed a soldier looking town at a cross with the words 'Lest We Forget'.
The new painting also features a built-in poppy mosaic made of bits of broken tile, and it shows all three services, the RAF, the Navy and the Army, alongside a brigade of planes and the same words 'Lest We Forget'.
Neil Richardson, a local artist, did the design and made a template which was projected onto the wall which Lyndsey and friends Ian Campbell and Gareth Lovett traced and painted. Gareth also made the poppy.
The pub will host a 1940s themed evening tonight and then on Sunday at 9am regulars are encouraged to meet to raise a glass before heading en-masse to the town hall memorial to join in the Remembrance service.


Ref: BAR77

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