On Friday 31st August, the Mytholmroyd Station Partnership organised the unveiling of the station Mosaic

Sunday, 2 September 2007

The Mosaic was produced by Year 8 students at Calder High School, Mytholmroyd. The project was managed by trainee teacher Sharon Hiley under the supervision of Andrew Greenwood, Head of Art. It depicts the scenery around Mytholmroyd and the Upper Calder Valley (including Stoodley Pike).

The title, Hunder Valley Mosaic, comes from Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), the Austrian painter, architect and sculptor whose style influenced the work. Hundertwasser was active in the ecological movement and was committed to making life liveable in a humane environment that was close to nature. Given rail travel would greatly reduce our carbon footprint, it was considered fitting that the mosaic would be exhibited on one of our local railways stations

The Mosaic was made during after-hours classes and a special workshop for one week during the summer holidays, sponsored by Northern Rail as part of their involvement with the local communities they serve. Framing and installation was sponsored by Calderdale Safer Communities and Pennine Signs of Mytholmroyd. Materials were donated by Waxmans Ceramics.

The unveiling was carried out by Mr Chris Leech, Youth and Community Liaison Manager of Northern Rail.

Mytholmroyd Station Partnership -  was formed in August 2006 following major refurbishment of Mytholmroyd Station by the West Yorkshire PTE (METRO). Volunteers from the village have cleared the old vegetation and planted over 5,000 spring bulbs which make a fine display in season.

In March 2007, the Station Partnership organised the refurbishment of the Ironman Murals on the station, which had been made in 2003 by the local schools.

In September 2007, the Partnership has been invited to the Community Awards for Yorkshire in Bloom.

Contact: Geoff Mitchell (Chairman) 01422 885154

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