Mural sparks search for art class of '95
STUNNING bike murals have been rediscovered during a revamp at the former Stroud Saddlery shop.
The artwork was originally painted for the Big Bike Company in Cainscross Road by pupils from Marling School next door.
The boys were invited to decorate the giant wall when Bryan Billau opened the business about 17 years ago.
"I remember looking at this big white space and thinking that just through the wall was Marling School," he said.
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"Then I hit on the idea of asking pupils there to come up with some artwork. I believe it turned into an A-Level project at the time."
Now he is organised building work in preparation for a new tenant and has uncovered the striking murals.
"I'd be interested to know where the teenagers who painted them are now and if they've gone on to become artists," Mr Billau said.
He is liaising with the grammar school's staff to find the art class of 1995.