Shakespearean Mural

shakespeare_mural_prescotThis stunning piece of wall art, commissioned by Prescot Town Team in 2014, depicts an Elizabethan cockpit theatre of the sort that once stood in Prescot itself.

Situated at the junction of Leyland Street and Eccleston Street in the town centre, the two-storey muralĀ gives a vivid insight into Prescot’s illustrious past.

Look closely, and you’llĀ spot William Shakespeare, whose patron was Lord Stanley, the Earl of Derby, on Prescot’s Knowsley estate.

You’ll also see Edward Lear, the Victorian poet and artist, who came to Knowsley Hall to paint Lord Derby’s menagerie off animals, and wrote his famous nonsense poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ there.



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