Painted by Brian Barnes on the end property of Sanford Housing Co-operative, this mural is reminiscent of the Nuclear Dawn mural in Brixton, and of the iconic scene that concludes Peter Sellers' film 'Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb', in which Major T. J. 'King' Kong, played by Slim Pickens, straddles a nuclear bomb, riding it to detonation.
The brightly coloured mural features caricatures of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the then head of state of the USSR Yuri Andropov, ex US President Ronald Reagan and former Secretary of State for Defence Michael Heseltine looping around the globe on cruise missiles, dollar bills and pound notes in their wake, on a collision course with the CND peace signs and white doves.
We are currently researching the history of this mural. If you can help, please do get in touch.