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23 March 2015

See the Hitchcock Mosaics at Leytonstone Station

Probably Leytonstone's most famous resident, Alfred Hitchcock was born at 517 Leytonstone High Road on 13 August 1899, the son of a greengrocer and poulterer. In 2001, a series of mosaics were unveiled at Leytonstone Underground Station to mark the great man's centenary, each depicting a scene from one of his great works, including North by Northwest, The Birds, Vertigo & Strangers on a Train.

We are told that the mosaics were produced by Greenwich Mural Workshop at the Macbean Centre in Woolwich, using around 80,000 vitreous glass tesserae, Scenes were chosen by local people, and artists included Steve and Nathan Lobb, Carol Kenna, Claire Notley and Julie Noburn.

For more, see http://www.thejoyofshards.co.uk/london/hitch/

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