An artist and school students have completed painting the mural alongside the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

The new artwork has refreshed the original mural which was painted on the site in 2000.

Mural artist Gavin Renshaw started working in collaboration with students from The Hollins in June and completed the work on November 28.

The artwork titled ‘Wild roses thrives where the castles crumble’ is inspired by the area’s history. It features a combination of realism and abstract elements, with bright and vivid shapes and black and white historic photos.

A spokesperson for arts programme Super Slow Way said: “To create the design Gavin and the students have considered the rise and subsequent fall of industry along the Leeds & Liverpool canal, looked at boat liveries and Brightwork associated with this key trade line and the boat families that transported goods through the industrial heartland of Britain over the last few centuries.”

Hyndburn Borough Council said: “Have you seen this beautiful mural along the canal in Church? Well done to everyone involved in creating this! A wonderful addition to the borough.”

Former Hyndburn Labour MP Graham Jones said: “I’m really proud of my daughter and her fellow students from The Hollins who have been involved in designing and creating this project.

“They’ve volunteered throughout most of the summer with Waqar from Let's Be Foundation in creating this mural with the Super Slow Way team.”

Cllr Zak Khan, cabinet member for economic development and sustainability at Hyndburn Borough Council wrote: “The new mural looks great. Fantastic effort by all, especially the volunteers from the Canal & Rivers Trust Hyndburn Towpath Taskforce Volunteering.”

You can find the mural on the canal towpath in Church near the Pocket Park, alongside William Blythe.