History Mural


The history mural on the tow path side of the Elizabeth Jennings Way bridge was painted by artist Dan Wilson. The mural is a fictional scene representing the history of the canal corridor, with references to traditional and modern uses of the canal and the surrounding area.

This historic panorama shows the Oxford canal, which reached this north Oxford in 1789. Coal was transported to the Wharf at Heyfield Hutt (now Heyfield Road), with stone and agricultural goods coming from the North.

Other images represent the local brick industries of the 19th century, a dinosaur skeleton found in a nearby clay pit in 1871 and the Spitfire radiator produced at the Osberton Radiator factory.