Pub gets facelift after customer works his magic

Middlewich Guardian: Matthew Buckley with his piece of art Matthew Buckley with his piece of art

A MIDDLEWICH haunt has been transformed after a chance conversation over a pint sparked a creative idea.

Matthew Buckley was sat in his local pub, The Vaults, when he was approached to paint one of the pub's exterior walls.

The 28-year-old got to work, stencilling the wall, and just a few weeks later, his piece of art was unveiled to the public.

Matthew said: “The mural at The Vaults is something I’m very proud of and I’m happy to put my name to it.”

The father-of-one started off making stencils for street-art but switched to stencilling in a more conventional way a few years ago.

Matthew said: “The last thing you want after spending hours on a picture is to get arrested for it which is why I’ve decided to put my work on canvas and make it legitimate.”

Customers have been impressed with the mural, which features famous artists who shaped the music industry, and Matthew has been receiving compliments for his artistic talent ever since the unveiling.

He added: “I have had positive feedback from it and many people have since asked me to make pieces for them to put in their homes.”

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2:12pm Tue 18 Jun 13

MiddlewichMarauder says...

How have I not spotted this? It's awful by the way. The vaults need a proper face lift as it's just ugly anyway. It's one of the first things visitors to the town see and it's an embarrassment. This mural doesn't help one bit.
How have I not spotted this? It's awful by the way. The vaults need a proper face lift as it's just ugly anyway. It's one of the first things visitors to the town see and it's an embarrassment. This mural doesn't help one bit. MiddlewichMarauder

4:54pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Middlewichresident says...

Have to agree with the above comment. The Vaults is a dump, all the smokers stood outside adds nothing to it at all. Ugly eyesore right in the heart of Middlewich.
Have to agree with the above comment. The Vaults is a dump, all the smokers stood outside adds nothing to it at all. Ugly eyesore right in the heart of Middlewich. Middlewichresident

6:28pm Tue 18 Jun 13

marc_holmes says...

Is this the same Matthew Buckley convicted of spraying the town with graffiti a few years back?
Is this the same Matthew Buckley convicted of spraying the town with graffiti a few years back? marc_holmes

8:19pm Thu 20 Jun 13

matthewsjamie says...

I also have to agree with all of the above comments. Came to the Folk & Boat Festival for the first time; paid a visit to the Vaults; what a disgrace, the toilets where wholly inadequate in terms of hygiene, the smell was positively toxic & I immediately had to leave and was quite ill from the experience. This establishment is a terrible representation for the community of Middlewich, the establishment inside & outside is an eyesore & it definitely lets the town of Middlewich down. It needs to be completely revamped outside & inside.
Won't be coming back!
I also have to agree with all of the above comments. Came to the Folk & Boat Festival for the first time; paid a visit to the Vaults; what a disgrace, the toilets where wholly inadequate in terms of hygiene, the smell was positively toxic & I immediately had to leave and was quite ill from the experience. This establishment is a terrible representation for the community of Middlewich, the establishment inside & outside is an eyesore & it definitely lets the town of Middlewich down. It needs to be completely revamped outside & inside. Won't be coming back! matthewsjamie

9:52pm Fri 21 Jun 13

Middlewichresident says...

Been saying this about the Vaults for years. It's a dump and needs urgent action. Every time I drive past it I think what a dreadful advert for Middlewich.....why is it allowed? It's not like it's down some back street, it's on the main road through Middlewich for everyone to see and it brings the place down. This so called 'facelift' has only served to make the Vaults look worse. Should never have been allowed.
Been saying this about the Vaults for years. It's a dump and needs urgent action. Every time I drive past it I think what a dreadful advert for Middlewich.....why is it allowed? It's not like it's down some back street, it's on the main road through Middlewich for everyone to see and it brings the place down. This so called 'facelift' has only served to make the Vaults look worse. Should never have been allowed. Middlewichresident

11:59am Mon 15 Jul 13

YamBiker says...

Just like in cosmetic surgery facelifts go wrong........ prime example here
Just like in cosmetic surgery facelifts go wrong........ prime example here YamBiker

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