More #community mural action in the welsh valleys, this time in #Blackwood. This is 2 parts of a 5 panel mural on a historic site in the area.
Blackwood showfield was where the Bedwellty show was held for many years. An agricultural show running every year since 1876 (apart from the occasional world war years) and was the biggest show in the uk.
It was the highlight of the year for many mining and agricultural communities, and there were even special trains commissioned to get people to the event from far and wide. Apart from the many livestock events, there were many unique competitions such as pit-prop races, where rival mining groups would hold races to build the traditional props that kept the roof from falling in.
The field has also been used to host the circus, hot air balloon shows and many other community events. The #bedwelltyshow is now held in #llancaiachfawr , but remains an important part of the history of Blackwood.
#This mural was designed with the help of kids in the local high school.