Safety campaigners celebrate Beatles-style in Alexandra Road Kingston

First published in This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy editor - Kingston

John, Paul, George and Ringo used a zebra crossing in 1969 for the cover of their album.

So it seemed fitting parents, teachers and children who had campaigned for a right of way across Alexandra Road in Kingston should celebrate victory by recreating the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road artwork.

Kingston Council installed the crossing outside Alexandra Infants’ School after a campaign by families to make the busy road outside the school safer.

Fed-up parent Yannick Read, who works for an eco-travel company, even set up a “pop-up” crossing in June last year to draw attention to the problem.

He said: “I am delighted the council decided to put it in, but I am disappointed it needed us to resort to a stunt to get it done.”

Alexandra Infant School headteacher Rachel Carr said: “We feel it will help our children and families be much safer.

“It is great Mr Read got involved. We call it Read’s Crossing.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree