Scaffolding Banners Project

Working with Coleg Gwent Foundation Degree students and local community groups, has resulted in a series of vibrant illustrated photograph scaffolding banners being created.

The scaffolding banners will be utilised on the building being funded under the THP Capital scheme.

Coleg Gwent Foundation Degree students have created scaffolding banners depicting their interpretation of the towns history

Students spent time learning about Blaenavon history and heritage at Blaenavon Community Museum.

"The project has been fantastic, giving our illustration and photography students the valuable experience of working with a live client to create large scale imagery using Blaenavon Heritage." Kelly Rosser, Course Leader Foundation Degree Illustration, Coleg Gwent

 The Hwb (Doorway) 71-72 Broad Street - This building was a grocery business at the turn of the 20th Century. The banner depicts a photo of the building as it stood before renovations commenced, peddle dashed and broken wood shop frontage. A mass of brightly coloured drawn illustrations highlighting the shops various stages of business fills the large windows and shop front They included references to being a grocery with stalls of vegetables outside and selling apples at 6d to being a confectionary shop with brightly illustrated boxes and tins.         HM Stores 1 Market Street, Blaenavon - This building was built in the mid-19th Century. The banner depicts a central photo of the building before building work began with the building pebble dashed. It is surrounded by brightly coloured drawn illustrations of products which the shop would have sold in the 19th Century. Items include Sugar Mice sweets, Tate and Lyle sugar loafs, bottles of milk and Daz washing powder. The actual banner measures 3 meters by 2 meters.