Karl Turner today attended the unveiling of Maybury Primary School’s ‘Home Made Masterpiece’ and the naming of Frances Brady Way.
Putting community at the heart of its developments, Strata, the private home builder, called upon students from Maybury Primary School in Hull, to showcase their creative talents in celebration of work starting on its adjacent 55 home property development, Emotion.
Inspired by Hull’s City of Culture, 100 students took more than 200 hours to complete the final masterpiece, which was unveiled in front of local dignitaries and senior executives during the official launch on Friday (10th February) to mark the start of work on site.
The artwork, which is influenced by building site safety will be on display for all to see while the three and four bedroom homes are built.
Hull City Council’s East Area Committee has named a road through the development ‘Frances Brady Way’ after the former Lord Mayor and Honorary Alderman Frances Brady, who was a Labour Councillor in East Hull for more than 30 years and sadly passed away at the age of 96 in February 2013.
Her nephew, Stephen Brady, currently the Leader of Hull City Council, and her niece Mary Glew, who is also a Hull City councillor, were in attendance to mark the event.
Mr Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “It’s a great honour for the family that my aunt’s contribution to the city is marked in this way. She would have loved the children’s artwork, and been especially proud that the road named after her is part of the biggest regeneration programme undertaken by this Council to improve the quality and choice of housing and benefit the neighbourhood she dearly loved.”
Karl Turner, MP for East Hull said “The artwork unveiled by students from Maybury Primary School shows that the City of Culture is not just for the city centre and has inspired children of East Hull. People passing this development will be able to see the fantastic artwork on offer and be reminded of the importance of building site safety.
“Naming one of the roads on the development after East Hull’s own Frances Brady was a fantastic idea and it was great to have Steve Brady and Mary Glew in attendance today. Frances was a towering figure in the Labour Party and in politics in Hull and she is hugely missed. Frances devoted her life to the city she loved and this is a wonderful gesture to remember her by.”