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Bridport Town Council has received a National Lottery Heritage fund grant of £9,550 toward a local heritage project that will conserve and celebrate the artworks of George Biles.

George Biles (b.1900 / d.1987) was a highly talented signwriter and pictorial painter who lived in Bridport throughout his life. For many years George painted the pub signs for Palmers Brewery.

The George Biles Project is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to:

• Digitise the collection of George Biles artworks held by Palmers Brewery,
• Support workshops in signwriting for young people in Bridport and
• Put together public exhibitions of George Biles works in Bridport in summer 2024.

George Biles

George Biles


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The George Biles Project will be delivered by the Town Council working with Palmers Brewery and local signwriter Jemma Thompson.

Special thanks go to project partner Palmers Brewery for access to and loan of George Biles pub signs:





Venue Details for the George Biles Exhibitions

Various spaces around Bridport will be displaying works by George Biles between the 1st and 29th August 2024:

British Legion Hall – 10.00 to 16.00 Tuesday to Saturday
Bridport Arts Centre – 10.00 to 16.00
Bridport Museum – 10.00 to 16.00
Lord Nelson Skittle Alley  during the pub opening hours –

George Biles Murals at the Electric Palace, South Street

There are a number of murals painted by George Biles in the foyer of the Electric Palace.

 If you would like to see the murals the Electric Palace Box Office will be open on:

  • Sat 10 Aug | 10am – 2.30pm
  • Sat 24 Aug | 10am – 2.30pm

With thanks to Soo Warren, Manager of the Electric Palace for arranging the viewing opportunity.

George Biles Mural




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