Early in 1984 Mr Harry Knights proposed a mural on the concrete walls of the Stratton Way pedestrian underpass. The Friends supported this project, and Mrs Margaret Jones painted a series of figures from the history of the town. Then in June 1990 he suggested the passageway from the Market Place to Stert Street as another site for a mural. The Friends obtained permission from the owners and lessees of John Menzies shop, applied for Listed Building consent and for a grant from the Joint Environmental Trust, and assisted in negotiations over the design. The mural showing the three centrepieces in the Market Place was again painted by Mrs Jones, in August 1991. The murals have had the desired effects of displaying aspects of the town’s history while at the same time deterring fly¬posting and major graffiti. The underpass mural was refurbished during 2007 under Mrs Jones’ direction.