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The Scarf My Father Wore

Graffiti artist Oskar with a K and poet Ruth Awolola stand in front of the gable end of a two story building emblazoned with the Stockport County motto The Scarf My Father Wore, in blue of course, and the text of a collaborative poem.


The County Community Trust is the charitable arm of Stockport County FC. Building on passion for sport and football they offer a range of programmes and activities to encourage learning and promote healthy lifestyles that will make a real difference to the lives of people in the local community.

GRIT Studios offer creative spaces in Stockport and Manchester with a proper community vibe. A home for artists, makers and creatives to do what they do best, create.

Squad grad and board member Ruth Awolola led workshops for local young people with graffiti artist Oskar with a K. The young people wrote a collaborative poem and each designed elements to fit within the letter of the Stopfordian fans’ motto, the scarf my father wore. Working with Oskar, they were transformed a bland gable end situated right next to a busy roundabout and on the route fans take from the station to the Edgeley Park ground.

The Scarf My Father Wore is a standalone project funded by the UK Shared Prosperity as part of Stockport Town of Culture. Town of Culture hopes to provide opportunities to be active and creative and celebrate the people and stories of Stockport. It has four themes, Stockport Makes, Stockport Sounds, Stockport Moves and Stockport Tastes.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund is about levelling up opportunity and prosperity and levelling up people’s pride in the places they love and seeing that reflected back in empowered local leaders and communities, a stronger social fabric and better life chances.


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