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Grafters Gables

Victoria Cross Mural Sunderland

Frank has painted 7 large murals to go alongside the Grafters Gables novella written by author James Whitman


Find a free download of the novella at the Grafters Gables website.

Grafters Gables is a unique combination of street art and storytelling in Hendon, Sunderland. Across seven massive murals and an original novella, Grafters Gables takes you on a tour of Hendon’s history and introduces you to some of the area’s many amazing characters.

Funded by Arts Council England, Sunderland City Council and the Community First Fund, Grafters Gables is all about creating accessible art for the people of Hendon (and beyond).

Raich Carter

Born 21 December 1913 - Died 9 October 1994

Raich Carter played football fro Sunderland  from 1931 - 1939 and for Derby County from 1945 to 1948, and Hull City from 1948 to 1952. He also played Cricket for Derbyshire in 1946.

Raich Carter is know as on of Sunderlands greats and has become a legend for the club. This painting can been seen from Commercial Road when travelling south and is seen by thousands of people travelling out of the city every day. The image has been featured in the New York Times and has been used in the title sequence of Sunderland Til I Die on Netflix.


Raich Carter Mural Sunderland Gasworks Hendon

Battle of Hendon

Hastings Street, Sunderland

Battle of Hendon


Charles Blondin,

Tightrope Walker, Villette Road, Hendon

Tightrope Walker Villette Road Sunderland

Charles Blondins Feet Villette Road Hendon Sunderland


Nannie Scotts Table

Still life mural in Tel-el-Kabir Street Hendon, SunderlandNannie Scotts Table Still Life Mural Hendon Sunderland


The first ship builder in Sunderland.

Ship builder mural Sunderland