A stunning street mural dedicated to Remembrance Day has been unveiled in Swindon.

The artwork can be found on St Philip’s Road in Stratton and was officially revealed to the public on Friday, November 10.

Painted by local artist Sarah Harris, the mural depicts a lone soldier with an upturned rifle as well as several poppies.

Swindon Advertiser: Justin Tomlinson with artist Sarah.Justin Tomlinson with artist Sarah. (Image: Newsquest)

Jeff Crawford, the president of the Stratton St Margaret Royal British Legion branch, came up with the idea to have some commemorative artwork in Swindon.

“I had the vision to implement some form of artwork in the town to honour those who served and I thought it best with a piece of street art,” he said.

"After approaching Sarah She showed me the initial design and it was tremendous."

Swindon Advertiser: Becky at the mural.Becky at the mural. (Image: Newsquest)

The artwork took seven-and-a-half days to complete while Sarah dodged the rain showers.

“It is absolutely stunning because she gave me the original artwork which looked beautiful itself but the actual finished piece was even better,” said the 60-year-old.

“Even Sarah underestimated how long it would take her but she has been an absolute star and has come back even during the night sometimes with flood lights to make sure it was finished on time.”

Swindon Advertiser: The unveiling was held on Friday, November 10.The unveiling was held on Friday, November 10. (Image: Newsquest)

Sarah's Remembrance Day mural was funded by an £800 donation from Becky Hillier of Hillier Funeral Services.

“This year is our 100-year anniversary and to mark the occasion we discussed to set up the Hillier Community Fund which was to help local cause and charities," said Becky.

“It is important for somewhere to be a place for everyone to come and remember together. 

“From the concept to what it looks like now, it’s fantastic.”

Swindon Advertiser: Sarah’s mural took seven and a half days.Sarah’s mural took seven and a half days. (Image: Newsquest)

The artwork was officially unveiled on Friday afternoon by Jeff, Sarah and Becky.

“I’m really pleased with this one actually as I design them first and try to paint them as close as possible,” said Sarah.

“This is the first one that came out as close to the design as possible.

“My dad was in the RAF in the Second World War and my uncle was a pilot at that time too, so there’s a personal connection because of that too.”

Feedback has been positive with people enjoying the colourful addition to the town’s streets.

“It is the only one in the country so we are very, very proud of it and the feedback we have had so far from locals has been tremendous,” added Jeff.

“People have stopped and admired it even when Sarah was there working on it.”