Activity 8 – Mosaic trail

Work has started on the second phase of the Mosaic Trail. Skelton History Group are currently researching the history of a number of properties and we expect Freebrough Academy to be involved again in design early in the new year.

The installation of the first group of mosaics was completed on Monday 16th October, when Helen and Derek fitted the mosaic at 4 South Terrace.


All thirteen of the phase one mosaics are shown below. An interim leaflet has been prepared which gives information about each one. Copies of this are now available at the project office and the Library.

A second group will be prepared next year (2018). Once all of them have been installed, a booklet will be produced to guide the visitor along the trail and interpret the significance of each mosaic.

A visible record of history along the High Street

This Mosaic Trail, which is specifically supported by our partner, the Skelton & Brotton Parish Council, has an ambitious aim: to develop a trail of 27 small mosaic panels along the length of the village’s main street, from All Saints parish church in the east to old All Saints church in the west.

The work so far has involved students at Freeborough Academy, members of both Skelton Youth Club and Skelton History Group, and the property owners of the selected buildings.   The ideas and design sketches of the students and youth club members were turned into outline designs by the mosaic artists (a sample of these are shown below).

The buildings chosen all have historical significance or historical interest, based on the occupations of those who lived there in the past. In some cases, the current owner shares that same occupation.

Members of the community had an opportunity to assist with the assembly of the mosaics. There will be further opportunities to assist with next year’s mosaics, too.

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