Mandeville pupils give King Offa pub in St Albans a lick of paint

Mandeville students at the mural. Photo: PEGGY SHARP

Mandeville students at the mural. Photo: PEGGY SHARP - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Mandeville primary school have given the hoardings around the King Offa pub a lick of paint.

King Offa mural. Photo: AUDREY MONTET

King Offa mural. Photo: AUDREY MONTET - Credit: Archant

The schoolkids helped local artist Audrey Montet create an eye-catching mural around the pub.

Audrey, who runs Montet Designs, said: “I was very impressed by the children’s efforts.

“They threw themselves into the task with great energy and enthusiasm, showing considerable artistic talent. They also had a lot of fun.”

The King Offa site, in Cottonmill, is being turned into housing after the pub closed in 2015.


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St Albans council, who own the site, commissioned the mural to brighten up the site during the building work.

Housing lead Cllr Brian Ellis said: “The building work is likely to take a year or so.

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“It’s an important development as it will provide the city with some much-needed affordable homes.

“The mural is a great idea as it gives the site a far more attractive and interesting appearance.

“I am pleased the children had an enjoyable time helping to create it.”

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