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Street Art - Eric Irons OBE

The canal path adjacent to Carrington Street bridge, Carrington Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7FE

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Second Mural of Nottingham’s Street Art Project 
You can find the mural along the canal path adjacent to Carrington Street bridge

This mural from the Nottingham Street Art Project has been officially unveiled on Monday 4 October 2021. The artwork celebrates the life and achievements of Eric Irons OBE, who moved to Nottingham from Jamaica after WWII and would go on to become the first black magistrate in the UK.

Located along the Nottingham & Beeston Canal towpath, adjacent to Carrington Street bridge, the design was created by local artist Honey Williams. As well as depiction of Eric Irons OBE, the mural features a number of references to his life, including his Jamaican roots, his time as an RAF serviceman during WWII and the work he did for the black community in Nottingham having moved to the city in 1948.

Unveiled at the start of Black History Month, the mural was created to honour one of Nottingham’s leading rebels and pioneers, which is the ongoing theme of the street art project. A key figure in easing tensions during the 1958 race riots in Nottingham, Eric Irons OBE also campaigned tirelessly to scrap an embargo on hiring black bus drivers and transport workers.

- Design honours the life and achievements of Eric Irons OBE, the first black magistrate in the UK
- Created by local artist Honey Williams it highlights the incredible work of Eric Irons, from RAF Serviceman during WWII to fighting for the rights of the black community in Nottingham
- The mural has been created along the canal path adjacent to Carrington Street bridge and is funded by the East Midlands Canal & River Trust

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Street Art - Eric Irons OBE (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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