A unique hand-painted mural featuring two Tranmere Rovers legends has been officially unveiled opposite Prenton Park.
Created by local artist Paul Curtis, the large piece of artwork depicts Tranmere icons Ian Muir and Ray Mathias in all their footballing glory.
The two men attended the official unveiling of the mural outside the home of 91-year old Bridget Lunn, who happily volunteered the entire side of her house to be Paul’s canvas.
The Liverpool artist specialises in street art and has produced a series of popular murals around Merseyside, including the Liver Bird wings in the Baltic Quarter which have become the subject of many a tourist snap.
His latest masterpiece in Prenton includes a mural plaque which details the impressive Club records of Muir and Mathias who are immortalised in the painting.
Ray Mathias remains the club’s all-time record appearance holder, taking to the field an impressive 637 times over 21 years. His mural companion Ian Muir holds the Club record for goals scored - with 180 netted in all competitions.
Mark and Nicola Palios attended the unveiling ceremony and were there to see Curtis and Mrs Lunn cut the ribbon together on their new artwork.
Speaking at the event, Nicola said “From everyone at Tranmere Rovers we would like to thank Mrs Lunn for being the perfect neighbour to our club. There aren’t many 91-year old ladies who would allow us to do something so magnificent to the side of their house! I’m sure all of the fans will take great pleasure in looking at this artwork.”
Paul Curtis, who spent over two weeks painting the mural whilst battling the elements, said: “We wanted to get images of both legends playing together because these two men are so recognisable throughout the club, it was tough at times with the texture of the house but I hope I did a good job and that all of the supporters can appreciate this new piece of art at their ground”
From everyone at the Club we would like to thank Paul for lending us his fantastic artistry and transforming the landscape of Prenton Park.
Make sure you visit the mural and say hello to Mrs Lunn the next time you visit the ground!