Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS: Students’ Commemorative Mural

On July 5th, students from Urmston Grammar, alongside other local students, saw their artwork unveiled in the middle of Urmston. 5th July was a highly significant date, as it marked the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service. The mural has been created by these students to commemorate this special day. Aneurin Bevan launched the National Health Service right here, of course, in Davyhulme, Urmston, as Park Hospital (now Trafford General) was opened. And, on that memorable day in 1948, it became the country’s first National Health hospital.

Urmston Grammar artists, with Head of Art, L. Nanvazadeh, Kate Green and Andy Burnham

The artwork was commissioned by Urmston in Bloom and The Urmston Partnership. Urmston Grammar were asked to create two panels for the mural from photographs taken by local photographer (Neil Roland), using waterproof paints and plywood panels. The school’s work will be credited on a sponsorship plaque, mounted next to the mural, on Higher Road, and will include the names of those students involved: Isabella Fletcher-Lomas, James Rapinett, Lily Wharton, Chelucih Egbeama, Alishbah Ahmed, Shivani Vakil and Zoha Ali.

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