An eye-catching mural featuring High Wycombe’s historic Red Lion has been painted in the town to mark Bucks New University’s 125th birthday.

Two pieces of artwork more than 18 foot long have been painted on the walls of the Lily’s Walk underpass featuring images which represent High Wycombe’s history and landmarks.

Bucks New Uni graduate, Will Dover, won £250 for his show-stopping design which includes the Disraeli monument, the gates of the Wycombe Wanderers football ground and Hughenden Manor.

The project was funded by the university together with grants from Wycombe District Council and the town centre management company HWBIDCo.

President of Bucks Students’ Union, Joe Collins, said: “I’m proud that Bucks students have designed and created a transitional gateway from the University to the town and hope that the local community will enjoy the transformed space.

“I will step down as president at the end of June and I’m delighted to see the mural completed. It’s a great legacy of my time at Bucks New University.”

Artist Dan Wilson, who created the mural on the Brunel shed at High Wycombe Station, was asked by the university to paint the Lily’s Walk murals.

He said: “The public loved seeing the mural progress over the week. There were lots of positive comments from people passing by which made it engaging and fun.

“Will’s cheery, bold design was the perfect choice and I hope we’ve done it justice.”

The mural will be covered with an anti-graffiti coating to prevent vandalism.

Vice-Chancellor of Bucks New University, Rebecca Bunting added: “I’m delighted that our former students have marked our 125th anniversary in such a creative way that cements the University’s history in the town.”