A Missing Philippa Threlfall Mosaic Rediscovered
A group in North Lancashire (England) produces short films about local history. For their latest piece they looked at the old village of Poulton-le-Sands, which in the 19th Century grew into the seaside town of Morecambe.
They found a piece of artwork which perfectly illustrated the theme of their film. This was a 1974 mosaic by Philippa Threlfall, which was originally located in a building society branch in Morecambe, but when that closed it was moved (in 2001) to the lifeboat station.
What they didn’t realise until after they had made the film and taken a look at Philippa’s website was that this mosaic was one she considered to be ‘lost’, as she’d lost track of it. You’ll find the story on her site: http://www.philippathrelfall.com/muralwatch/entry1033_morecambe_bay_in_the_19th_century.html?sid=d1e1def23c1810949b38a7708b8454c1&catid=1007
So they were able to inform her it was safe and on display in Morecambe Lifeboat Station. A lost mosaic rediscovered!
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