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Hull’s iconic Bee Lady tribute added to Yorkshire Bus Art

Bus company East Yorkshire approached Citycare when ideas sprung to pay tribute to the late Jean Bishop.

The special bus livery has now had a new panel added featuring Hull’s “Bee Lady” , standing proud in front of Citycare’s Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre.

East Yorkshire employee Keith Holmes, who designed and painted the bus, was inspired to add Jean Bishop to the design after reading stories about her incredible feats of fundraising, following her death at the age of 99 this autumn.


“I really want the design of the bus to educate people about the great people and landmarks of Hull,” he said.  “The city’s residents have so much to be proud of, so I want everyone to remember that every time they see the Heritage Bus.  Jean Bishop devoted her life to helping others, and the Jean Bishop ICC is doing some fantastic work in caring for the city’s elderly people, so I felt it was only right to add them to the portraits on the bus.”



Staff from Citycare, City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) and health professionals from the ICC came out to admire the bus as it pulled up outside on Wednesday (24th November).

Citycare Estates Assistant Clare Cornelius said:

“When EYMS approached us to get involved in their tribute to Hull icon, Jean Bishop, we were honoured. Jean is an inspiration, and her legacy lives on with the ICC. We’re delighted to see her featured on the bus, it really encapsulates her cheeky side. To have the ICC as its backdrop is a pleasure.”

The bus, which was unveiled in 2016, portrays some of the region’s best known personalities and landmarks, including pilot Amy Johnson, poet Philip Larkin, and anti-slavery activist William Wilberforce.

Citycare and partners will soon be revealing a lasting memorial to Jean within the ICC Courtyard and Gardens.


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