Moving the Blackfriars Tessellated Roman Pavement, Leicester.

After the closure of the London Extension in 1969, British Railways continued to maintain the chamber that housed the Blackfriars Mosaic. However, rising costs and fears for the mosaic's safety led to it being removed to the Jewry Wall Museum in 1976. This photograph shows that work underway, with trainee conservator, Simon Aked, making preparation's for the pavement's move. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L3053
Creator: Unknown - 1976
Contributor: Leicester City Council
Type: Black and White
Format: 168mm, 215mm
Copyright: Leicester City Council
Source: The Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester (part of Museum History File - 736 ' 1977)
Identifier: 736 ' 1977
OS Reference: 458100 304600