A COMMUNITY art display has been unveiled in St Elphin’s Park inspired by the history of Fairfield and Howley.

The mosaic, which is made from various tiles and clay patterns, was officially opened to the public by Cllr Tony Higgins and Jean Flaherty on behalf of Friends of St Elphin’s Park.

Planned and created by ceramic artist, Debbie Podmore, and Warrington’s heritage manager, Janice Hayes, the design is in honour of Dr. Michael Murphy who fought to bring the arts in Warrington to those who may struggle financially.

Terry Flaherty, secretary of Friends of St Elphins Park said: “We hope that it will encourage some of our daytime café visitors whose memories are a very important part of their daily life, to chat and recall all their happy times in Fairfield and Howley.

“It is a great conversation starter for all our visitors as well as a view to muse over with a cappuccino from the café!”

The project was funded by the Jane and Stephen Murphy Foundation and supported by Warrington Borough Council.

Contributions from St. Elphin’s and Oakwood Avenue primary schools prior to the summer break enabled the work on building the picture to take place over the school holidays.

Tony added: “The Friends of St. Elphin’s Park also give their thanks to The Jane and Stephen Murphy Foundation, Debbie Podmore, Janice Hayes and all the other major contributors who made this possible.”

The Pavilion Tea Rooms are currently closed for refurbishment.