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Trip down memory lane for elderly in Bilton

Level 2 Art Design Students, Rugby Centre, visited Bilton House, Bawnmore Road, to meet Residents they have recently done a mural for and is now on display. 

Pictured: Frances Chappell (Activities Co-ordinator), Elsie Loydall, Robert Maloney (Chairman of the Trustee), Yvonne Souter & students from Warwickshire College. NNL-140513-174148009

Level 2 Art Design Students, Rugby Centre, visited Bilton House, Bawnmore Road, to meet Residents they have recently done a mural for and is now on display. Pictured: Frances Chappell (Activities Co-ordinator), Elsie Loydall, Robert Maloney (Chairman of the Trustee), Yvonne Souter & students from Warwickshire College. NNL-140513-174148009

The elderly residents of Bilton House in Rugby can take a trip down memory lane every time they walk down the corridor, thanks to local art students.

The residential home in Bawnmore Road, run by Rugby Free Church Homes For The Aged, approached the art department at Rugby College to produce a mural for a wall in its main corridor.

“Most of our residents come from Rugby and its surrounding areas and we wanted to display some history about Rugby and bring back memories for them,” said Catherine Collins, care administrator.

Russell Parker, course tutor at Rugby College, set an assignment for his students called ‘Rugby town centre, but not as it is now’, so it would have more relevance and recognisable aspects for the residents.

“The residents are really happy with the result,” added Catherine. “The mural is about 18 feet long and shows all the familiar landmarks of Rugby. Every time you look at it, you see something different.

“We have recently had Rugby street signs put up naming our corridors and this complements the mural really well.”

 

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