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The Menin Gate Memorial reimagined

The Menin Gate Memorial reimagined

To commemorate the First World War Centenary, Signs Express (Central Lancashire) assisted Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the installation a 5:1 replica of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, which it decorated with over 30,000 hand-knitted poppies.

Using LG Hausys Interior Film (ML56 Travertine White) purchased from All Print Supplies,combined with Metamark’s Digital Media, Signs Express (Central Lancashire) was able to transform the beautifully designed MDF structure into the Menin Gate by applying over 90 metres of printed vinyl to represent the red bricks, plaques and decorative features.

Despite having to overcome such challenges as applying all the grain on the stonework horizontally, which required immense attention to detail, this week-long operation was still judged to be a huge success.

Matt Rutlidge of Signs Express (Central Lancashire) commented: “We’re delighted with the way this turned out, especially since we appreciate how much it means to everyone involved. Tom Smith and I really enjoyed the challenging installation and I’d like to pay a speialtribute to our designer, Tom Van-Boyd who painstakingly recreated some of the memorial’smore detailed features.”

The memorial will be on display for the Remembrance service that will take place at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on November 9th from 10am-12pm.

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