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Mayor Opens The Alston Emery Trail

31 July 2019 Local News

The Alston Emery Art Trail was officially opened yesterday by the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Councillor Simon White.

Now residents and visitors will be able to walk in the footsteps of acclaimed borough artist ‘Alston Emery’ along a one mile, town centre route.

The Alston Emery Art Trail, devised by the Borough Council, guides walkers from the house owned by Alston to various locations where he painted in the decades before his death.

Avid art fans will walk past historic town centre buildings, art galleries, coffee shops and Newcastle’s independent traders.

Alston Emery, was born in Longton in 1913 and lived in Marsh Parade, Newcastle until his death in 1993. He Studied at the Burslem School of Art and went on to be a well-known Staffordshire artist in watercolour and an acclaimed art teacher.

Details and a map of the Art trail can be found on the Brampton Museum website.


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