The winter of 2004 brought two momentous events to the Bus Shelter and those of us who worked with it. The first was the repositioning of the Bus Shelter to provide a parking area and greater disabled access to the increasing number of tourists visiting, protected by a large kidney-shaped traffic island. The second was the sad news of the death of John Peel, radio legend and all round hero to myself and my Dad. We couldn’t let this loss pass without some kind of recognition of the contribution that John Peel had made to music, radio presenting and us personally. So we named the traffic island after him.
We filled the traffic island with soil and had planted it full of flowers but an infestation of rabbits made it impossible to maintain it in this state. So for now the only pictures I can give you are of the traffic island right after its installation infront of a completely bare bus shelter after it was moved backwards. I hope to be able to show more colourful photos once we’ve sorted out a defence against the rabbits.