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A new art feature painted directly opposite Blackhorse Road tube station pays tribute to Walthamstow’s strong industrial heritage.

Artist’s Chris Bracey and Jon Blake of Walthamstow completed the large-scale artwork on Blackhorse Lane on Friday 4th July after starting on the design a year ago.

The mural facing Blackhorse Road station sits above a supermarket and was commissioned by Waltham Forest Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA) at the cost of £13,000.

Mr Bracey, 59, is the owner of Walthamstow’s iconic neon sign shop Gods Own Junkyard, based in Shernall Street, and has worked and lived in the E17 area his entire life. he artwork welcoming visitors ‘to the home of people who make and create’ depicts art on the left, painted by Mr Blake known as ‘Gothic John’ and industry by Mr Bracey.