Local artist behind Erith fish sculpture chosen to celebrate history of town’s quarry

PUBLISHED: 17:12 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:12 21 February 2017

The De Luci Fish roundabout in Erith

The De Luci Fish roundabout in Erith


Around 500 properties are planned for the site

Erith Quarry plansErith Quarry plans

The history of Erith’s quarry is set to be depicted by an artist from the town.

Gary Drostle, creator of the renowned De Luci Fish mosaic sculpture on the roundabout entering Erith, has been selected to showcase the history of the site, which is now set for a major residential development.

“It’s always a pleasure to work on a project so close to home,” said Mr Drostle.

“In this case the mural will be displayed just minutes from my studio on Fraser Road! The Quarry has a fascinating history, which will be a key source of inspiration for my artwork, and I am looking forward to working with L&Q and Andersons over the coming months to produce something the whole community will be able to enjoy.”

The first homes are expected to come onto the market in the summer, with around 470 family homes and 130-unique apartments expected to built, along with a brand new primary school.

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