Red carpet treatment for Dover’s Underpass

Bunting Forever

Regular users of Dover’s Underpass and local residents will have noticed that the ceiling has been cleaned and repainted and the drains unblocked so that the area remains dry. The works, undertaken by Kevin Hopper, were coordinated by DAD, with the support of the town council, in preparation for the Olympic torch passing through on July 18th.  Following the works to clean up the underpass a a  “red carpet” has been painted through the middle providing a ceremonial welcome to all those walking through to the seafront. Once the torch has gone on its way the cleaned-up underpass will remain as a lasting legacy for Dover.

Joanna Jones said “it has long been a dream of mine to get the Underpass ceiling cleaned up and I am really amazed by the result” while local residents have said “It looks great”.

The entrance to the Underpass will soon be festooned with a blaze of colourful pom poms, which continues the “woolly” theme of the bunting that is now all around the town and continuing to the seafront, forming a “Ceremonial Arch”, which has been commissioned by the The World Famous for ‘Song for Dover’ – Olympic Torch Evening Celebration, in partnership with Dover District Council and Kent County Council, funded by Arts Council England.

Some of the photographs by Clare Smith from Bunting Forever are now viewable in the windows of Dover’s Youth HQ as well as on Dover’s Live Site (Big Screen).