Who created Bude’s penguins?

Walking in Bude Town Centre yesterday, I noticed, not for the first time, the penguins … now a few people have asked who painted them.

Does anyone know the story of the penguins?

Well, the power of Facebook rises again and tells us that the penguins were painted by Alan White of Bramble Hill who unfortunately recently passed away. It now feels like the penguins are a legacy, so I hope they stay!

Anne Quartermain added: When I took the fabric shop in town, I asked Alan if he would paint a mural on the very blank, empty wall. Alan came up with the idea of penguins. I have his first sketches still. Glad people like, it’s a lovely reminder of a great artist.

 

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