A group of passengers have successfully campaigned for a memorial plaque at their bus stop - to a dead cat. Commuters, pensioners and school children loved local moggie Smudge, who visited them every day and became known as 'The bus stop cat'.
The popular puss, whose owner pensioner Ronni Hickson lives in nearby flats, would sit inside the bus shelter and keep waiting passengers company. They were devastated when he died aged 22 last week and asked the bus company if they could put up a plaque to the black-and-white cat.
Smudge's ashes have been scattered in gardens behind the bus stop, which will now even be named after the friendly feline in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.