Breaking news from the village of Walkhampton, Devon near Dartmoor, the area I’m from…
A village bus shelter is being secretly decorated and furnished by an unknown person, sparking intrigue in the community.The shelter in the village of Walkhampton, Devon first had a comfortable chair installed last year.
Since then there have been regular makeovers, as the Plymouth Herald reported last week.
The identity of the reclusive renovator is unknown, prompting some to liken it to the work of graffiti artist Banksy.
Read more about the mystery bus shelter makeover and other Devon and Cornwall stories
The rector of the West Dartmoor Mission Community and village resident, the Reverend Nick Shutt, said: “Walkhampton’s own Banksy is on the loose.
“It’s a great thing and has brought a real sense of cheer to the community.”
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