Patricroft Railway Station is about to have a makeover to reflect its heritage. Friends of Patricroft Station have commissioned artist Mark Mennell to take images and themes associated with Patricroft "sheds" as a workplace and transport hub to create a series of black on silver vinyl panels along the Liverpool bound platform. A striking source of visual interest to enhance the station environment. Patricroft Locomotive depot (sheds) opened in 1885, and operated until 1968. The site was a major employer and at its peak was the base for over 120 steam locomotives.
Mark Mennell's new artwork is a series of platform installations that are partly inspired by the work of Chris Carter.
Chris Carter's website, 'Footplate Cameraman', is dedicated to his father, Jim Carter, who was a driver based at Patricroft Sheds for many years. Chris has very kindly supported both Friends of Eccles Station and Friends of Patricroft Station by allowing the use of his father's photographs in the forthcoming artwork to be installed at Eccles and Patricroft stations.
For more info about Jim Carter's experiences as a driver at Patricroft Sheds - and a preview of the artistic impressions to come in our new art project - visit www.footplatecameraman.com