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Leeds United mural may brighten Pudsey Market Place

A mural in honour of Leeds United legends Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter and Trevor Cherry could be painted on a wall overlooking Pudsey Market Place.

A planning application has been submitted for the mural on the back wall of the former Junction public house and would be based on three pictures of Jack Charlton lifting the FA Cup, Norman Hunter to his left and Trevor Cherry on the right.

The Bielsa The Redeemer mural, painted near the former TV Harrison ground off Oldfield Lane in Wortley.

The mural would be created by Farsley artist Nicholas Dixon, who recently completed the popular Bielsa the Redeemer mural dedicated to Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa in Wortley. All three players passed away this year.

In a design statement accompanying the application, Mr Dixon says he has the support of local businesses and stallholders, and added:

“Depending on funding, I would like to incorporate the stalls of the market which could have the design from the mural vinyl wrapped onto sections of the market stalls with facts and figures of the players and the club.

“We could even name the stalls after the stands at Elland Road which include the Revie Stand, The Norman Hunter stand East & West stands, this would encourage people who come to visit and take pics of the mural to engage with the market and the stall holders and in turn bring fresh custom to the market.

“My vision is to bring all this to Pudsey market & give it a much-needed boost in these trying times and what better way to do it by honouring these true legends of Leeds United.”

The proposal is backed by the Leeds United Trust, which is providing part of the funding along with local businesses.

A statement by agents Alistair Flatman Planning, which accompanied the application, said:

“The artist’s most recent mural of Marcelo Biesla has generated worldwide interest and increased visitors to take photos. It is expected the proposed mural at Pudsey
market would encourage people who come to visit and take pics of the mural to also engage with the market and the stall holders and in turn bring fresh custom to the market, resulting in economic benefits.

“From a social point of view, such a mural is likely to encourage a sense of pride in the area and provide a positive and uplifting backdrop to this public space.”

The plans can be viewed in full and commented upon here.

1 COMMENT

  1. I live on the Pudsey border and pre Covid would be in Pudsey twice a week. Sadly I cannot access the Forum but would vote definitely for a mural , just not football . The Artist is very skilled and I am sure could co e up with something more pleasing to a greater number

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