AN art exhibition to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Chappel Viaduct has opened to the public. 

Artist Władysław Mirecki, who was born in Chelmsford to Polish parents, has put together 64 watercolours of the east and west views that will be on display.

Mr Mirecki runs Chappel Galleries which is in the village of Chappel, just down the road from the East Anglian Railway Museum.

The Chappel Viaduct is the largest brick structure in East Anglia, which carries the Marks Tey to Sudbury line across the valley.

Visitors will be able to see the display from June 15 until August 18.

The exhibition was due to be opened by Sir Bob Russell, but due to ill health he was unable to attend.

Mr Russell’s good friend Anthony Roberts who is the director of Colchester Arts Centre instead took on the role. 

Mr Roberts said: “It is not the reason I would choose to launch the exhibition but I am thrilled to be Bob Russell’s stand in and this museum is going to be a beautiful showcase.”

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