Bus shelter photo display 'fosters local pride' says MP

PUBLISHED: 15:36 16 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:36 16 November 2016

More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.

More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.

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Benwick's newly decorated bus shelter "highlights Fenland's rich cultural history and will help to foster pride in the local community" says Steve Barclay MP.

More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.

Mr Barclay opened the shelter’s two eye-catching montages of old photographs last week (November 10).

More than 20 people turned up for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including pupils from Benwick Primary School, members of its Street Pride/In Bloom group and Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s cabinet member responsible for the environment.

More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.

Mr Barclay said: “We have a rich cultural history in the Fens which it is important to cherish. “This exhibit is a wonderful way of bringing it to life.

“It gives a very strong message to people both of what is familiar about the village and also how it has changed over the years.

More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.More than 20 people turned up to the opening of the newly-decorated Benwick bus shelter.

“It is a great way of fostering the community pride that we have.”

He congratulated everybody involved in the project, including local historian Janet Fountain; around 50 images from her vast collection of historic photos make up the display.

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