Rushbearing Mural

The mural on the picture shows four phases of the Rushbearing today, the procession, the singing of the hymn, the raising of the bearings in the Market Place, and the arrival of the procession at the church.
This mural was painted on the church wall by Gordon Ransome an art student at the Royal College of Art which was evacuated to Ambleside during the war. It was painted as a thank you to the people of Ambleside in 1944 and local children were used as models. The Rev Thompson vicar at that time is faithfully represented and there is a splendid likeness of the verger of many years, William Robinson known affectionately as "Cockle Robinson" who used to sit at the back of the church noisily sucking mintoes during the sermon