Vivian Bewick was one of the Buckhurst Hill Community Association's (BHCA) most outstanding and longest-serving tutors. From the family of Thomas Bewick, the famous 19th century engraver of birds and animals. It was Vivian Bewick who in 1952 designed and with his students carried out, a series of murals in Bedford House. Some are long gone but those above the main staircase depicting in a delightfully naive style, the local area and its history have survived. Time took its toll over the years, but in 1992 Essex Council financed their restoration and the newly renovated murals were "unveiled" in the presence of the now elderly but delighted artist himself.
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