Com­pany dec­o­rates coach to mark Armistice

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS -

A STAFFORD­SHIRE Moor­lands coach firm had a ve­hi­cle painted to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War.

War­ring­tons Coaches Ltd, based in Ilam, dec­o­rated one of their coaches in the run up to the Armistice An­niver­sary and Re­mem­brance Sun­day.

Keith War­ring­ton ap­proached Ash­bourne-based Acres Signs and Graph­ics to dec­o­rate their Plax­ton Coach with im­agery in­spired by the Poppy Ap­peal and the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion

Martyn Acres and col­league Joe Beech had just four days to com­plete the bus - which was in Leek town cen­tre ahead of the town’s Re­mem­brance Sun­day com­mem­o­ra­tions.

Keith said: “With time con­straints a big fac­tor, the team worked quickly to make sure the de­sign was a eye-catch­ing. The in-house de­sign team worked hard to en­sure the look of the ve­hi­cle was eye catch­ing and re­flected the sac­ri­fices made dur­ing the First World War.

“Both War­ring­ton’s Coaches and Acres Signs and Graph­ics felt by us­ing such a large ve­hi­cle to com­mem­o­rate the Armistice it would be the ideal op­por­tu­nity to raise funds for the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.

“A col­lec­tion box is on the coach and in the re­cep­tion area at Acres Signs and Graph­ics if peo­ple wish to do­nate.”

The cost of the ma­te­ri­als and man hours spent on the project was split be­tween the two firms.

Martyn said it would be dif­fi­cult to get the project com­pleted on time, it was some­thing that all the team felt strongly about and wished to give their full sup­port and ef­fort.

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