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New mural unveiled at Manningtree railway station

PUBLISHED: 14:19 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 30 June 2017

Cllr John Aldridge, chairman of Essex County Council, officially unveils new murals at Manningtree train station. Picture: ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

Cllr John Aldridge, chairman of Essex County Council, officially unveils new murals at Manningtree train station. Picture: ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

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A new mural brightening up the underpass at Manningtree railway station has been officially unveiled.

New murals at Manningtree train station. Picture: ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL New murals at Manningtree train station. Picture: ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

The art shows local attractions in and around the Mayflower branch line, which runs between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

It was painted by residents of Acorn village, a local centre for people with learning disabilities, and the project was made possible thanks to funding and support from Essex County Council, Greater Anglia, Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.

Essex County Council chairman John Aldridge officially opened the mural on Thursday.

He said: “I’m delighted to unveil such a beautiful reminder of the wealth of culture available to Essex residents through our train network.

“I am in no doubt that this will help brighten commuters’ journeys as well as boost Essex tourism.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the residents of Acorn village for their brilliant work and to all the partner agencies which have helped make this a reality.”

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