With huge team effort from Friends of Gipsy Hill, artist Lionel Stanhope, Southern Rail and epic supporters Network Rail, SE19 got a bright and joyful mural on the station bridge on Gipsy Hill in the summer of 2020. This was a community project at all stages, from concept, to wording and colour schemes and even funding.
Trained as a sign writer, Lionel Stanhope lives in nearby Brockley and paints murals on the railway across London, working with Network Rail. His first vintage railway-style sign appeared in Herne Hill, and since then community groups like Friends of Gipsy Hill have crowd-funded to bring similar signs to communities across the capital.
Thanks to the generosity of Network Rail, Gipsy Hill now has its very own mural, pointing visitors who are exiting from the station up the hill to Crystal Palace, or down to Gipsy Road. Working collaboratively with the wonderful local community Friends of Gipsy Hill (literally) bridged community spirit and togetherness!
And, if we can find further funding… we have the potential for a Salters Hill bridge mural too!
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