Stunning new Stony Stratford mural dedicated to Queen Eleanor

Luke at work on the mural
Luke at work on the mural

Her funeral cortege passed through Stony Stratford way back in 1290, and the town was one of several to erect a Queen Eleanor cross to mark the occasion.

The cross has long since disappeared, but now the town has a new way to remember Queen Eleanor of Castile- a 30ft high mural!

Artist Luke McDonnell, who lives in Stony Straford, is responsible for the bold statement in memory of Edward I’s wife.

Residents have already seen Luke’s work in a new restaurant in the High Street, and his company, Chiba Creative has also decorated walls as far afield as the Channel Islands, Broadway in New York and San Francisco.

“The murals are our favourite work,” said Luke. “I absolutely love this town and have wanted to put my mark on Stony Stratford since I first moved here.

“The story of Eleanor is a great inspiration.”

Luke worked with some of the local children from Stony Bizkids in order to finalise details for the design.

The mural is funded in part by Stony Stratford Town Council and Milton Keynes Arts Fund.