TiDY Salon in Bartholomew Street, Newbury, turns vandal attack into work of art
A Newbury salon turned a recently smashed window into a colourful Hallowe’en mural, writes Harry Craig.
The TiDy Salon was subject to a vandalism attack over the summer, when its shopfront windows were repeatedly smashed with a brick.
However, the shop saw this as an opportunity to decorate and spread some spooky Hallowe’en joy on Newbury’s Bartholomew Street.
It turned one of the points of impact into a spider’s web, and the other two smash marks were used as the letter ‘O’ in ‘BOO’ and ‘SPOOKY’.
The mural extended far beyond this, however, to create an impressive piece of Hallowe’en-themed art, featuring ghosts, pumpkins, tombstones, bats and witches.
One customer said: “I am so impressed by the way they have turned a recent vandalism attack on their street-front window into a wonderful Hallowe’en feature.”
TiDy Salon was overjoyed with the attention this had received, stating: “Some people didn’t even realise it was a broken window!”