A series of 58 painted scale New Routemaster bus sculptures were set out on four trails around central London and Croydon in October-November 2014, as part of the 2014 “Year of the Bus”.
The bus sculptures, which are 2.5m long, 1m high and 0.5m wide, were painted by well-known and aspiring artists to showcase the vital role that London’s buses play in the life and economy of the city and the UK as a whole.
The four trails ran around Westminster, the River Thames, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Croydon. The buses were auctioned after the event in aid of three charities, Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.
This sculpture “Cath Kidston London Scene” was painted by Sarah Jane Richards and sponsored by Cath Kidston. It was displayed in Piccadilly Circus during the trail. Local resident, Martin Chandler, purchased this at auction and kindly donated it to the people of Highams Park.
It is now displayed for people to enjoy on the left-hand lawn at the front of Hale End Library in Castle Avenue