A most fascinating talk was delivered by Heather Davis on 22 May 2017 when she described the beautiful Murals either side of the stained glass window in the chancel in St Cuthbert’s Church.

St Cuthberts Church Lytham The Chancel - copyright Brian Turner 2017

St Cuthberts Church Lytham The Chancel – copyright Brian Turner 2017

 

The audience sat in the pews and listened to Heather as she spoke about the fresco behind her, entitled The Worship of the Heavenly Hosts. It was painted by Wallace Wood, 1894 – 1961, and dedicated in 1932.

 

Close up of part of the Wallace Wood mural - copyright Brian Turner 2017

Close up of part of the Wallace Wood mural – copyright Brian Turner 2017

 

In 2008 Heather Davis was one of two conservators who restored the Fresco and in her talk she described her painstaking work.

Heather also told us about the artist and the derivation of the painting and how it came to be commissioned. A most interesting insight into a very lovely work of art.