Cheltenham’s Charlie Chaplin mural gets a brand new paint job

24 Years ago, Steve Cowlishaw walked past the Gloucester Road Bridge with a handful of pupils from Belmont School. Little did Steve know that what those young people said would inspire him to create one of the longest lasting and iconic pieces of public art in Cheltenham. The Charlie Chaplin mural, which was inspired by the pupil’s ideas, has been in Cheltenham since 1994 but in recent years the harshness of nature has put the artwork into a state beyond repair.

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