The improved Terrace Road was officially declared open by the chairman of the Highways and Works Sub Committee on 29th April 1996 and this mosaic sponsored by Tarmac Construction Ltd represents a design by the artist Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) who lived for some time in "Muriel", the house which formerly occupied this corner site
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis.