Olympic rings painted onto side of house in Burnby, near Pocklington

Olympic rings painted onto side of house

Home owner Tricia Mitchell gets a closer view of the Olympic rings painted by Joss Room on the side of her house

The Olympic rings painted on the side of the house

First published in News

AN EAST Yorkshire couple have made an Olympic effort to get into the spirit for this summer’s games.

Angus and Tricia Mitchell of Burnby, near Pocklington, have had the iconic Olympic rings painted onto the side of their house.

The couple commissioned Melbourne painter and decorator Joss Room to paint the huge circles.

Mr Room was helped by his brother-in-law, graphic designer Jon Penny, who designed a template made from old cardboard boxes before the pair got to work.

Mr Room said: “It’s been the most enjoyable thing I’ve done.

“Jon would be on the opposite side of the road shouting ‘Up! Left! Down!’ while I painted the house – it was such good fun.”

Having decided they wanted to paint something on the usually white gable end of their house Angus and Tricia saw the 2012 London Olympics as the perfect opportunity.

Mrs Mitchell said: “We’ve always wanted to do something like this, and now that the Olympics are coming we thought ‘let’s do it’. Not many houses have the Olympic rings painted on them so it’s quite a talking point in the village.

“The comments from neighbours have been fantastic.

“We’ve had emails, letters and even thumbs up from people driving past. It’s quite uplifting to see.”

In preparation for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee later this year, the couple are adding a crown to their unusual artwork.

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11:37am Sat 7 Jan 12

Whistlejacket says...

It looks very nice, but it is trademark.
Expect a lawyers letter in the post.
It looks very nice, but it is trademark. Expect a lawyers letter in the post. Whistlejacket
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11:39am Sat 7 Jan 12

CHISSY1 says...

Nice one,no doubt some jobsworth at the Council will have something stupid to say.
Nice one,no doubt some jobsworth at the Council will have something stupid to say. CHISSY1
  • Score: 0

11:50am Sat 7 Jan 12

smudge1 says...

Does he work for Audi ???
Does he work for Audi ??? smudge1
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2:11pm Sat 7 Jan 12

pedalling paul says...

Shall I paint a big bike on the side of my house......?
Shall I paint a big bike on the side of my house......? pedalling paul
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3:53pm Sat 7 Jan 12

Blimp says...

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
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4:34pm Sat 7 Jan 12

pw8757 says...

I think people are starting to "Get It" with regard to the Olympics.

As 2012 has started, people are talking in a much more positive manner - many about what tickets they've got, or what they are going to watch or visit.

Well done to Mr & Mrs Mitchell - you're doing us proud!
I think people are starting to "Get It" with regard to the Olympics. As 2012 has started, people are talking in a much more positive manner - many about what tickets they've got, or what they are going to watch or visit. Well done to Mr & Mrs Mitchell - you're doing us proud! pw8757
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11:03pm Sat 7 Jan 12

Sillybillies says...

Planning consent was obtained?
Planning consent was obtained? Sillybillies
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11:42pm Sat 7 Jan 12

VirtualCofT says...

Whistlejacket wrote:
It looks very nice, but it is trademark.
Expect a lawyers letter in the post.
Hmmm...I doubt it, with no commercial intent trademark infringement does not apply
[quote][p][bold]Whistlejacket[/bold] wrote: It looks very nice, but it is trademark. Expect a lawyers letter in the post.[/p][/quote]Hmmm...I doubt it, with no commercial intent trademark infringement does not apply VirtualCofT
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11:44pm Sat 7 Jan 12

VirtualCofT says...

Sillybillies wrote:
Planning consent was obtained?
Probably not as it's not needed...nothing like a bit of negative party pooping!
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: Planning consent was obtained?[/p][/quote]Probably not as it's not needed...nothing like a bit of negative party pooping! VirtualCofT
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11:48pm Sat 7 Jan 12

VirtualCofT says...

I congratulate the Mitchell's and Rooms Painters on a job well done! Excellent to see some positivity and enthusiasm. The local community loves it and I think it should be celebrated! Hoorraaahhh!
I congratulate the Mitchell's and Rooms Painters on a job well done! Excellent to see some positivity and enthusiasm. The local community loves it and I think it should be celebrated! Hoorraaahhh! VirtualCofT
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12:20pm Sun 8 Jan 12

Sillybillies says...

Planning permission: adverts and signs
You're allowed to display signs on the front of or outside your property which are no bigger than 30cm² without planning permission
Planning permission: adverts and signs You're allowed to display signs on the front of or outside your property which are no bigger than 30cm² without planning permission Sillybillies
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2:36pm Wed 11 Jan 12

Amoco Caditz says...

yet more censorship I see!
George Orwell was right.
yet more censorship I see! George Orwell was right. Amoco Caditz
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