From a distance, it looks like a creation straight from the world of Disney – a beautifully fashioned Wendy House type structure, perhaps,, complete with windows, door, attractive roof, and with lots of floral decorations.
But on closer examination, it’s - a bus shelter!
It means that the dowdy old brick shelter at Killicomaine Square – which dates to the 1950s when the estate was built – has been transformed into an attractive construction to be proud of.
Inside is the positive message – ‘One Life, One Chance, Live It’.
Ulsterbus aren’t too sure who effected the transformation, but a spokesperson said, “We’re all for this time of upgrading – well done, the people of Killicomaine.”
Estate legend, Gertie Taylor (77) – who walks her Cairn Terrier ‘Golden’ past the shelter two or three times a day is a ‘regular’ on the bus in to town .
She said, “It truly a thing of beauty. A work of art. As far as I know, the community group had something to do with it.
“Or it may have been the ‘Expression’ people who do so much good during the summer in Portadown.
“Whoever did it, the people – especially us who use the bus service – are very grateful. And I hope nobody does anything to spoil or vandalise it. It’s really beautiful.”
Whoever did it should contact the Portadown Times on 0770 109 2644, and we’ll give the artists the credit due to them.