Save and protect Readings Banksy

Save and protect Readings Banksy

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Tony Newcombe started this petition to Parliament and

To prevent the former reading prison wall with the New Banksy murial from being knocked down and destroyed, the new image depicting Oscar Wilde escaping incarceration is bringing lots of new visitors to reading and now stands as an iconic piece of Reading and it’s culture, the prison was closed and decommissioned in 2014 and there are rumours that the grade 2 listed building may face demolition, however following the mysterious appearance of the new art work recently confirmed by “Banksy” as his own over the weekend of March 1st 2021 it has continued to bring fans, admirers and those in general appreciation of the artwork Banksy is renowned for to the area and raise awareness of the moment Oscar Wilde escaped reading prison over the wall using bed sheets and linen in 1895 with just his typewriter, I believe this piece of incredible artwork should be preserved for years to come and will continue to bring visitors to reading and even tour the former prison where Mr Wilde was held

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