Narrowboat Sign by Dale Cocker

‘Narrowboat Sign’

A new Narrowboat style sign, part of the Creative Spaces campaign, drawing attention to and thanking members of the community who quietly pulled together and supported anyone who was struggling throughout the pandemic.

The narrowboat theme is relevant as the canal threads through a large part of Blackburn and the beauty seen there has helped lift the spirits of people more this past year than ever before.  The sign is made from a wooden pallet, recycled foamex board and other re-used materials.

Artist details:

Since last May Dale Cocker has been making various outdoor signs from recycled materials to support Keep Blackburn Tidy and other community projects around Mill Hill and the wider Blackburn area. Dale has worked in Accrington and lived in Blackburn for 15 years, and the sign making is a new project born out of lockdown: noticing and thanking the people doing their absolute best for the town in difficult circumstances.


Flower bed at the side of Nigel’s Salon, Junction of Northgate & Town Hall St.

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