Thursday, August 13, 2020

Artwork on the old British Home Stores in Stockport

A look at the mural artwork on the old BHS in Stockport's Merseyway shopping centre.


Mural artwork on the old BHS at the Merseyway in Stockport
The mural on the side of the old BHS in Stockport

BHS became defunct in August 2016, but there are still traces of the brand if you know where to look.

Mural artwork on the old BHS at the Merseyway in Stockport
Made in 1978

The building is now home to a Poundland store, however there are two small signs bearing the BHS logo and they are visible at the front of the shop.

One of the last visible signs of the old BHS branding
One of the last visible signs of the old BHS branding

The side of the building on Deanery Way contains a wonderful mural made up of concrete panels and mosaic tiles and depicts the history of the town over seven hundred years.

Working up Deanery Way from 1239 to 1978

The artwork was designed by Henry Collins and Joyce Pallet and created in 1978.

Here's a look at the five panels, starting with the most recent era (the seventies!) and working back to the year 1239...


Mural artwork on the old BHS at the Merseyway in Stockport
Panel 5

Panel 4

Mural artwork on the old BHS at the Merseyway in Stockport
Panel 3

Mural artwork on the old BHS at the Merseyway in Stockport
Panel 2

Mural artwork on the old BHS at the Merseyway in Stockport
Panel 1

Mural artwork on the old BHS at the Merseyway in Stockport
Stockport, Cheshire - whether this is, or isn't the case (it isn't), remains a matter of conjecture in the town. It was certainly a big talking point given the location of the recent Greater Manchester Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown Zone!