Shopping centre anniversary inspires new mural for Yate

August 31 2015

A MURAL recording the history of Yate was unveiled during celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the town’s shopping centre.

A MURAL recording the history of Yate was unveiled during celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the town’s shopping centre.
Sue Bruten designed the mural based on ideas from local schoolchildren at The Ridge Junior School and St Mary’s Primary School and other members of the community. The youngest contributor was just five-years-old and the oldest was 95. The mural depicts Yate’s history from the Domesday Book to today. Meanwhile, a copy of an earlier mural marking the shopping centre’s opening in 1965 is still displayed in East Walk.
The new mural represents the development of both the town and the community, with the pupils asked to design tiles giving their impression of the current shops and what they liked about Yate.