The Conway


Peter ‘The Painter’ Blundell (1920-87)

Donated by Martin Garwood
Peter in his usual spot outside the library c1977.
Photo courtesy Martin Garwood

The painting is that of a merchant ship called Conway, but so far we have been unable to find out any information about the original ship, if indeed any such ship existed.This is one of the many paintings by Peter ‘The Painter’ Blundell who was a frequent sight in Romford Market where he displayed his paintings outside the library. There is a picture of Peter by S. J. Hitchen and more about his life on the portrait wall in the Havering Museum.

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  1. JACQUELINE BARTLETT on 10th December 2019 at 13:05

    As a school girl waiting for the 248 bus to Sacred Heart Girls School in Upminster, I remember Peter ‘The Painter’. He singled me out one morning in the mid 1980’s while I was waiting at the Library bus stop with friends to go to school and he handed me a small packet of crayons. I went on to study at Art College in the 1990’s and teach Art in Secondary schools. He saw something in me that even I wasn’t aware of at the time.

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