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Bill's work on show

PUBLISHED: 13:21 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:10 02 July 2010

PAINTINGS and drawings by a Barking artist will soon adorn the walls of a new development being built over the landscapes he once sketched. The impressive artwork by former Barking Power Station employee, Bill Miller, will be hung at new offices opening

PAINTINGS and drawings by a Barking artist will soon adorn the walls of a new development being built over the landscapes he once sketched.

The impressive artwork by former Barking Power Station employee, Bill Miller, will be hung at new offices opening at the Barking Riverside site this year.

Bill died ten years ago, aged 51, after battling with the devastating lung cancer, mesothelioma, which he contracted through working with asbestos.

Bill's widow, Avril said: "I could think of nowhere more fitting to show Bill's work than in this new project.

"His pieces were all drawn or painted where the new development is being built, particularly around the former Barking Power Station site, where he actually caught the cancer.

"I am so happy that Bill's work will finally get the recognition that it deserves."

In displaying the pictures, the riverside project is helping to keep his memory alive along with memories of the former Creekmouth village.


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