The Twentieth Century Society

C20 Society Murals Campaign

Henry Collins and Joyce Pallot's mural of Newcastle through the Ages
Henry Collins and Joyce Pallot's mural of Newcastle through the Ages

20 Henry Collins & Joyce Pallot, Newcastle Through the Ages, 1974

Owners: Unknown
Location: Primark, Newcastle

Henry Collins and his wife Joyce Pallot produced a series of historical murals using mainly concrete and mosaic. They never worked on the site itself, but used a regular contractor who cast the concrete in panels around four feet square. There are two relief panels, depicting events in the history of Newcastle. Highly stylised, the relief is moulded to a depth of 5cm and features some charming Geordie characters.