Statue 1: Happy Holidays Express

Bridgnorth Art Trail Statue 01 Alfa Travel

Hear about Statue 1

Location: Railway Street

You are standing near the site of the Listley Gate entrance to medieval Bridgnorth. Move so that you are looking along the front of South Terrace and look up. The grey/blue curved wall is the base of one of the five bastions which studded the medieval walls. The top was removed when the Post Office was built in 1901. To the right you can see a piece of old town wall in red sandstone: we think that this has been preserved because it formed the wall of a house. Is that a fireplace?

Catch Me Who Can - Bridgnorth Art Trail Sponsor: Alfa Travel Ltd

Sponsor: Alfa Travel Ltd.
Alfa is the 2nd largest coach tour operator in the UK, providing c.120,000 customers each year with lasting memories of a lovely and typically UK holiday at the seaside. Alfa is the only employee-owned tour operator in the UK, and so staff are incentivised to provide the best possible level of service to customers. The majority of hotels used by Alfa are owned by its sister company Leisureplex Hotels, which is also employee-owned, so once again customers are assured a fantastic level of service. The 21 Leisureplex Hotels are based in iconic seaside resorts, such as Llandudno, Tenby, Scarborough, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, the Isle of Wight and Torquay.

Artists: Corin Ryalls-Garbett & Billie Goucher

Corin and Billie receiving their statue

Corin has always been creative and has a love of nature. She has spent the past few years travelling and is currently focusing on developing her art work. Billie is passionate about the environment and loves animals. She studied illustration by the sea in Falmouth and is now working as a designer. They have been long-time friends and attended art college together. They are both very excited to collaborate on this project and incorporate both of their artistic styles in a fresh and exciting way.

The Design

This design is inspired by the vintage travel posters that feature around the Severn Valley Railway. It is a celebration of the beautiful sights and scenery at travel destinations across the UK. The style of the design is a contemporary, simplified version of the travel poster with use of block colour, adding detail with line drawing. Across the panels of the train are scenes of the classic British seaside.