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Yerbury Primary School pupils create Upper Holloway roundel

References to Arsenal, Archway, cheese and cake can be found if passers-by take a closer look.

24 July, 2020 — By Calum Fraser

AT a glance it could be mistaken for another Transport for London sign, but look a little closer and hundreds of handcrafted ceramic pieces come to life.

The new mosaic cemented into the wall on the bridge by Upper Holloway station, Holloway Road, last Thursday was put together by artist Maud Milton and scores of Yerbury Primary School pupils.

Maud Milton

References to Arsenal, Archway, cheese and cake can be found if passers-by care to inspect the roundel along with colourful swirls and spirals moulded by the pupils.

Ms Milton (pictured) told the Tribune: “The roundel is made of high-fired ceramics which should last a very long time. Hundreds of years even. There’s something amazing about making something so timeless. The children can all claim to have had a hand in creating a piece of local history.”

She added: “I don’t think schools do enough clay work these days. It’s messy, creative and the children always love it.”

Ms Milton has made several other roundels around London including one for Gospel Oak and she said that she is looking to do more in Islington.

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