Lakeside Care Home, part of the Millennium Care Group, commissioned a local artist to replicate a ‘Wiganese’ inspired mural at the home.
Jessica Riley, the artist behind Oh So Specials, recently supported a community rail project led by South East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership.
To help engage the community Jessica designed an amazing 50-metre Wiganese mural, depicting famous local phrases, local landmarks and Wigan culture at Wigan North Western Station.
The artist was touched after a video on social media showed Lakeside residents enjoying the mural and now residents will get the chance to see the art every day after Jessica replicated her work at the Wigan-based home.
In preparation for the mural Lakeside residents were heavily involved, choosing the phrases that meant the most to them such as babbies yed, pey wet and grand as owt!