We created the Friarage Hospital History Mural back in 2005. John Williams contacted us in the spring of 2010 asking where he could obtain a scaled down copy of the mural. This is his response having received the print.

“We have your image of The Mural now, nicely produced by Barry’s printer, spread out along our (fortunately) long dining room table.  It has given Margaret even more pleasure, and fascination to other family members who have viewed it.  I guess not many people have the chance to see one of the most important parts of their career recorded in this public and substantial manner.  She is able to pore over ‘her section’, and recognise former colleagues, (and remember & comment on former consultants!)  It is made even more personal for her in that she has found that she herself ‘appears’ on it not once but three times!

And our view of the mural as being a very good thing in itself, and very well done, is confirmed & reinforced.  As an unbiased observer, one of the things that has struck me is how you have given the whole a kind of feel-good element:  when one looks at it or sees it in one’s mind’s eye, it engenders this good and positive vibration.  Very skilful;  and just the thing one needs in a hospital – far more effective in my view than the abstract work I saw reported recently on the telly, designed for the entrance to a children’s ward, (though that may just be my philistine tendencies).

So this e-mail is to say thank you very much again, for your generosity, for bothering with us & taking trouble, for giving Margaret such pleasure and deep satisfaction, and for the quality and skill you have brought to the project.

With very best wishes for the future,”

Yours sincerely,

John & Margaret Williams

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