Ticket to Pride: Benwick’s spruced-up bus shelter

Street Pride Benwick

Street Pride Benwick - Credit: Archant

Benwick has become the latest place to spruce up its bus shelter, following in the footsteps of March and Newton.

Its Street Pride/In Bloom group has installed two large photo montages in the wooden shelter, illustrating life in the village over the past century. They include about 50 photographs from the private collection of local resident Janet Fountain.

Group member Jill Hindle said: “We got the idea from a similar project done by the group in March. We thought it would be lovely to do something similar here, using Janet’s amazing collection – she has literally hundreds of historic photos.

“We managed to get funding from the March Cambridgeshire History Group and the people at 3B Design have done a brilliant job on the design and printing. I think it looks fantastic.”

The inspiration for the Benwick group was the photo montage in the shelter at Gray’s Lane, March, that won the Best Street Scene award at last year’s Street Pride celebration evening.

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Earlier this year the shelter in Goodens Lane, Newton, was decorated with pieces of brightly painted pottery in a joint project involving the village’s Street Pride group and children from Kinderley primary school.

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