On Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 1.30pm Salford Red Devils Foundation will unveil the Willows Mosaic on Lance Todd Close.
Those attending are then invited back to Chandos Sports and Social Club. Ahead of the event Supporters’ Trust member Paul Whiteside caught up with John Blackburn of Salford Red Devils Foundation.
Today I met with John Blackburn from Salford Red Devils Foundation to chat about the fantastic mosaic at the Willows which was funded by a heritage lottery grant. John was really excited about this project which is now ready to be unveiled this Tuesday 19th of December at 1:30pm. The mosaic was designed by local man and ceramicist Rob Lally. After so many years playing at the Willows, all the history that was made there and great players that graced the turf of the old place this tribute seems very fitting.
Two local schools St Luke’s C of E on Weaste Lane and Lark Hill Primary on Liverpool Street were also heavily involved. The Foundation visited both schools for five weeks working on designs which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
The position of this exquisite piece of work is round about 20 metres from the old North Stand end of the famous old Willows ground.
Everyone is welcome to attend the unveiling when the ribbon is cut. There promises to be some famous Salford RLFC names there from the past and the present. Following the unveiling ceremony everyone is welcome back to the Chandos Sports and Social Club for refreshments where the fantastic and hugely nostalgic Willows memories film will be shown. The film has recently be shown at the Lowry Theatre and captures the true spirit, heritage and glory of our special Rugby League Club Salford.
Listen to the full audio interview with John on this weeks Devil in the Detail here. (20:27s in to the episode)