Colourful posters celebrate history of South Ruislip

Friday 19 May 2023: A set of six 'retro' style posters highlighting the local history of South Ruislip have been unveiled at South Ruislip railway bridge.

Cllr Heena Makwana, Cllr Eddie Lavery, Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana,  Sir Ray Puddifoot MBE and Allan Kauffman at the unveiling of the 'South Ruislip Stories' series of posters.
'South Ruislip Stories', a series of posters inspired by old London Underground and Metroland posters, features three colourful prints on each side of the bridge, that detail key landmarks of local history.

On Wednesday (17 May) the newly-appointed Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana, was joined by Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, former Leader of the Council, Sir Ray Puddifoot MBE, local ward councillor, Cllr Heena Makwana, and others involved in the project, to unveil a commemorative plaque outlining the work.

The vibrant pieces of work are already turning heads from passers-by and have been warmly received by residents after helping transform this stretch of busy road.

The South Ruislip Stories project was fully funded by contributions from developers  towards improvements in the town centre and HS2 amenity funding, with the content of the six prints overseen by former council leader, Sir Ray Puddifoot MBE, in conjunction with South Ruislip ward councillors.

The project was created in partnership with Transport for London which owns this section of the bridge. The council is hopeful that Network Rail, which owns the other section, will also join the project in the future and support more posters.

Cllr Lavery said: "This brilliant series of posters really adds some much-needed vibrance to the walk under South Ruislip bridge and I'm sure will brighten the journeys of the countless commuters who walk past each day.

"I'd like to thank Sir Ray who was integral in bringing this project to fruition, as well as former ward councillor Allan Kauffman and current ward councillor Cllr Heena Makwana for their input on the final designs which brilliantly reflect the area's unique history."

South Ruislip Stories is a permanent installation and can be found at South Ruislip bridge, near the Tube station.

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