Company decorates coach to mark Armistice
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.