Plympton-Wyoming residents will soon see some of their history as they drive through town.
In 2019, the town received a $2,000 grant from the Creative County Grants in Lambton to start a mural project. But the pandemic brought the project to a halt.
But the project is getting back on the rails and town staff are expecting to have a number of murals throughout the municipality.
Officials have been choosing images from the Lambton County Archives which reflect the community. They’ll be mounted on four foot by eight foot panels made of an aluminum composite covered in digitally printed vinyl graphics. Some of the murals – like the one of the Grand Trunk Railway on the Home Hardware building on Broad Street – will be three panels wide.
There will be a view of Broadway Street North on the municipal building in Wyoming, a depiction of the original Lamrecton Camp at the park which bears its name, the Wyoming fire station will be home to a panel of Wyoming’s Antique Fire Truck and the Camlachie Community Centre will bear a photo of the Camlachie Saddle Club.
And a new business in Wyoming, LOCA on Broadway, will host a historic picture of the building the restaurant now occupies.
Town officials hope the murals will be complete in the next couple of months.