Heritage Garden - Library Artworks
Phase 1 of the Poynton Heritage Garden reached completion in May 2017, with a complete transformation of the library shutter into a wonderful work of art for Poynton.
The idea originally came from the library staff and brought to the Steering Group. This group comprises Poynton Rotary Club (Diane Penny, Walter Thomas, Malcolm Adams), Poynton in Bloom, Library Staff, Chris Halsall and Cllr Sandra Horsman.
A professional graffiti artist, Kieran Gorman from ZAP Graffiti Arts in Liverpool was selected to design the artworks. The event had been advertised and the small crowd that gathered were encouraged to shout out their ideas to Kieran.
The key points were to include the hills, miner's lamp, tunnel, bee hive, poppies to commemorate the Great War.
Also, other flowers to include would be bluebells and sunflowers to remind us that Poynton was once surrounded by many fields.
The centre piece should be the iconic Vulcan bomber, to complete the Poynton Heritage picture story.
Kieran even offered anyone feeling artistic a spray can to work on a particular section.
Malcolm Adams did lots of the green paint, Wendy Craddock from the Library did a poppy and Diane Penny did the bluebell on the right.
Kieran used his talents and delicate spraying to make everything look wonderful.
Poynton Rotary Club, along with the Rotary District 1285, were pleased to be able to contribute £1,500 towards Phase 1 of the Heritage Garden, as well as providing expertise at planning meetings and working groups.
The next phase will require £10,000 to transform the current flower bed into a raised bed with sleepers and a heritage themed centre piece.
The Town Council provided £3,000 towards this and other grant applications are pending but the remainder will require donations from businesses, organisations and individuals.
The finished master piece is available for viewing whenever the library shutter is closed !