Great Wall landmark vandalised
The Great Wall of
Ramsgate after the vandalism
A landmark art project loved by locals has been attacked by
The Great Wall of Ramsgate was was given the Town Image Award by
the Ramsgate Society after members decided it had made a
significant contribution to the appearance of the town.
A total of 67 of the pictures on the wall that surrounds the
site of the former Pleasurama amusement park at Marine Esplanade
were covered in graffiti on Sunday night or in the early hours of
The 1,000ft wooden wall sports more than 100 paintings, almost
all by local people, both professional and amateur.
The artwork represents Ramsgate past, present and future and
forms what is thought to be one of the largest outdoor art
galleries in the UK.
Tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the art since its
conception in 2011.
The wall is due to remain in place until the Royal Sands
development of flats, shops and restaurants is completed. Plans
have been under way to find a way to keep the wall on display after
Dozens of local artists contributed to the project, along with
pupils from local primary schools and no public money was used
putting together the project.
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