Year Of The Bus – Croydon Sculpture Trail – Olympic Park

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

The Croydon Bus sculptures have moved! They have joined the other buses at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, East London.

bus sculptures at the Olympic Park
Photo courtesy Chris O’Donovan

As required, I took a couple of friends with me to see how my buses were settling in with their new friends and views. Luckily, it was a perfect crisp and sunny day, so there were plenty of other bus-spotters at the park. To see all the other buses lined up across the (very long and wide) bridge near the Orbit was great. I was particularly impressed to overhear one of the volunteer guides (made famous by the 2012 Olympics/Paralympics) explaining the different types of fruit and veg on my Surrey Street Market design. They had obviously done their homework and read the blurb I wrote for the TFL website.

bus sculptures at the Olympic Park
Two over-impressed friends of mine.
bus sculptures at the Olympic Park
‘Surrey Street Market’ flanked by buses from (left) Jennie Glover and (right) Alice Cretney
bus sculptures at the Olympic Park
‘Croydon Layers’
Bus sculptures
‘Croydon Layers’ next to Eloise Kerr’s bus.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

All the buses will be auctioned on 24th March, by Christies live and also on the online website i-bidder.com, for the following charities:

Kids Company, who provide practical, emotional and educational support to inner city children, young people and vulnerable families.

Transaid, an international development charity who identify, champion, implement and share local transport solutions to improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for people in Africa and in developing countries.

London Transport Museum, a popular Covent Garden museum highlighting the vital role transport has played in the life of the Capital. They also work with more than 150,000 children each year delivering essential travel safety education to keep our children safe, and they run programmes to help young people into employment.