A LOCAL artist's work has been unveiled on a new welcome sign for a historical area of Worcester.

Victoria Harrison, of Living Mosaics in Malvern, designed the new welcome to St John's sign, which is displayed on the New Road roundabout.

The sign was shared on social media by Cllr Richard Udall, city councillor for St John's ward, who worked to get the sign made with Cllr Alan Amos, of Bedwardine ward.

Cllr Udall said: “St John’s is known locally as the ‘village in the city’ and it does have its own unique identity - I think this mosaic really helps to distinguish St John’s from the rest of the city and pays tribute to its rich history.”

Cllr Amos said: “It’s not just a ‘welcome’ sign – it is a striking, bold and colourful artwork which I hope will be enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike. I love it.”

The artist said the creation of the sign took months to perfect and was previously on display in the Guildhall.

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Victoria said: "This artwork is all about the history of St John's, which was previously known as the village in the city.

"St John's had its entirely own identity which is very important to remember and celebrate.

"The artwork features the local church, as well as various emblems that represent the wards of St John's and Bedwardine.

"It took months to complete as I was so keen to ensure I was detailed and accurate."

"It was made with love and I really hope the people of St John's and Bedwardine enjoy it."

Malvern Gazette: Victoria Harrison's welcome to St John's sign. Picture Credit: Cllr Richard Udall.Victoria Harrison's welcome to St John's sign. Picture Credit: Cllr Richard Udall.

The sign includes acknowledgement of The Bull Ring and swans which can be found throughout Worcester's waterways. 

The sign also features Ernest Payne, an English track cycling racer that was born in St John's.