Mystery artwork is leaving folk in Lancashire lost for words

A town's '˜Banksy' wall has got people bemused.

Friday, 8th April 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th April 2016, 9:16 am
WRITING'S ON THE WALL: The latest graffiti

Puzzled passers-by are stopping to read the latest piece of artwork on the 10-feet high, white wall in Chorley town centre.

Painted in large black capital letters is the message: “You don’t know me, you don’t know anything about me. You don’t know what I’m made of or just how much I’m capable of.

“You don’t now where I’ve come from or where I’m heading. You know nothing of my highs or my lows.

“You don’t know how fast I am, how strong I am, how resilient I am. You haven’t got a clue what fragrance I wear or who I’m dating.

“You don’t even know my name . . . but you will.”

And next to the words, also in black, is the painted figure of a person, with “Partner in Crime” written across their chest.

Mystery artwork first sprung up at the wall, at the Fleet Street council car park, two years ago. The wall belongs to the adjacent DE Jones bodyshop and not the council.

Painted in black, a romantic mural depicting a man and woman was the talk of social media sites, with folk asking for it not to be removed.

This latest graffiti - the quote is understood to have been used in an advertising campaign - has confused people though. One shopper said: “I think it’s all right.” Another commented: “It’s a bit sinister.”

Opinion is divided on the popular Chorley Then and Now website. One person commented: “I think it’s lovely.” Another stated: “I can’t see any thing lovely about it? It’s graffiti vandalism.”

Banksy is an internationally-renowned street artist. His public artwork first appeared in the 1990s. His true identity remains a mystery.