The 11th century church of Audlem Cheshire sets the scene, the Victorian Gentleman is the grandfather of the current owner, and that's his original till, still surviving, working after a visit to TV's "The Repair Shop" and on display in the shop. The old penny dated 1862 is the year the family took ownership, and in its early days the premises was, among other things, used for printing using an Arab printing press like the one painted here in the mural. Later the shop became a haberdashers, with dressmaking and hats for sale on the wooden, mushroom like hat-stands, toys were also sold in the shop's long history. To keep the business alive it is now an award winning gift shop, newsagents and sells the general hardware needed to oil the wheels of a functioning small town.Shows the positioning of the mural on the right, and the old brands painted above the shelving left, beside the old family photo. A new door is going in too! The essence of this mural works well to complement the age and style of the shop, ignore the microwave.The people beside the 50s car are the current owner's mother and father. The church, the shops and the Victorian folk on the right were taken from a very old photograph of the townAgain the positionings are shown in this shot of behind the counter. Another unit usually lives below the mural on the rightHere we see some of the vintage brands painted above the old shop unit and beside the historical family photo.More branding old and new, plus a reproduction of an actual print from their pressSome of the vintage brands of toys they would have sold in the pastClose up of the old coin from 1862, painted with acrylics.These last few shots show the outside of the vintage shop, and the picturesque town centre of Audlem Williams of Audlem in bloomProud old English town of Audlem, in Cheshire, and Williams of Audlem with the shop blinds open
A little more info about this mural:
This mural was commissioned to celebrate a vintage shop in Audlem, the small town in Cheshire, being owned and run by the same family for 160 years.
Date - March 2022 Location - Audlem, Cheshire, UK
Cost... £1690 in 2022 including medley mural on the right and some old brands they used to sell painted above the unit on the left.