A commemorative bus featuring a print of the late Sir Ken Dodd was unveiled last week by Arriva to mark the one year anniversary of the comedy legend’s passing.
After a remarkable career in stand-up, tickling the hearts and minds of the nation with his feather duster, Sir Ken Dodd, from Knotty Ash, was and still is regarded as one the best comedians of his time.
The bus was unveiled at a special event at Arriva’s St. Helens depot on Wednesday 6th March, where Sir Ken’s wife, Lady Anne, celebrated the unveiling alongside members of Arriva staff.
Lady Anne was presented with a bouquet of flowers at the depot before the bus, which will operate predominantly on the 10 and 10a services from Thursday 7 March, was officially unveiled.
Lisa Pearson, Head of Marketing for Arriva North West & Wales said “Sir Ken was such an inspirational, iconic and much-loved character in Liverpool, so we couldn’t think of a better way to honour him and his contribution to the city.
“We hope that people will look out for his cheery face on the bus and this will once again bring a smile to all those who remember him and his joyful spirit.”
Speaking about the tribute to her late husband, Lady Anne said: “It’s lovely to see what Arriva has done to honour Ken and it’s truly fantastic to see how loved Ken was, and still is. He would be “discomknockerated” to see his face on the buses.”
This is the second time Arriva has honoured Sir Ken, when a bus also on the 10 and 10a services in Knotty Ash were named after him following his death in March last year.
A special @arrivanorthwest bus has been unveiled this morning in tribute to #Liverpool comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd. Sir Ken’s widow Lady Anne has officially unveiled it herself ahead of the 12 month anniversary of his death on Monday pic.twitter.com/58uNXproLG
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