Bishy Road – a Tour de Force

Painting blue sky on watercolour paper
Painting sky over the Bishy Road

It’s almost two years since I first sketched out this drawing. It all began with a coffee at the Pig and Pastry and somehow the word has got around that this is one extraordinary street.  Hearing that Bishy Road has been awarded the honour of becoming Britain’s No 1 Great British High Street was such good news today.

That’s a huge amount of community effort, dedication and commitment spent over many years, led by Johnny Hayes of Frankie and Johnny’s cookshop and with a whole raft of participation in and beyond this remarkable street.

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A corner of the Bishy Road on a January morning a few years ago.

 

Thomas the baker, frankie and Johnnies and Rice Style, Bishy road, york
Frankie and Johnny’s fly the yellow bunting for the Tour de Yorkshire

Congratulations Bishy Road! Enjoy your big moment. You show how it is possible to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

To see the drawings in full, please click over to Drawing the Street or call into Blossom Street Gallery where prints are on sale. Drop me an email at ronnieCruwys@drawingthestreet.co.uk before the weekend if you want to order in time for Christmas.

Thumbnail Millies Pig and Pastry
Congratulations Piggies! Plenty going on in every corner.

Bishy Road Pig and Pastry york Loo

2 thoughts on “Bishy Road – a Tour de Force”

    1. Many thanks Brad! Bishy Road has been the most interactive of all the streets Ive drawn so far. They are a lively, engaging bunch on this street. So pleased they have got this award.

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