Best of British queue up for Peterborough fish and chips

Icons from the world of pop, sport and politics can be seen forming an orderly queue in Peterborough city centre thanks to a stunning new mural.

Monday, 27th November 2017, 10:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:38 pm
The Posh Fish and Chips mural

The entrance to the Posh Fish and Chips takeaway at The Beehive, off Bourges Boulevard, has been transformed over the weekend by city based Street Arts Hire.

The bare grey wall now features Great British icons David Bowie, Winston Churchill, Anthony Joshua, Amy Winehouse, Harry Potter and Ginger Spice - plus former Posh hero George Boyd queueing for a Great British meal.

Lauren Trevor, who runs the pub and restaurant, said she had been thinking about what to do with the wall for some time and came up with the “best of British” theme.

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“It is a massive space and I thought it would be nice to see a queue of people queueing up for a takeaway and for a but of fun introduced all the familiar British faces.

“The artists who did it were absolutely brilliant. They projected the images we wanted onto the wall on Friday night, marked them out and returned on Saturday to complete it. They have done an amazing job.”

Despite being a new addition to the building, Lauren said it had already attracted a lot of interest on social media.

“People are loving it and there has been a really good response on twitter,” said Lauren.

“We have already had people standing between the characters and having their photos taken and I am sure plenty more will do the same.”

Completing the line-up are a policeman, mod, punk and hippy - with an old lady leading the way.

“There was a box on the wall which they cleverly painted as the old lady’s basket,” added Lauren.