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NEW MESSAGE: Thank you NHS graffiti appears on famous M25 bridge near Chalfonts

 Published on: 23rd April 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A new message showing appreciation for the NHS has appeared on the famous M25 bridge, known for its graffiti.

The wording emblazoned across a section of the Chalfont viaduct, which crosses the motorway between junctions 16 and 17 near Gerrards Cross, now reads “Thank you NHS.”

The bridge for years had “give peas a chance” painted on it, the new message is supporting nurses and medics who are  working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is still unknown the name of who painted the new message but many people are glad to see these words appear on the bridge.

A Facebook page with more than 9,000 followers was also set up to celebrate and talk about the original graffiti.

Many expressed their disappointment when in 2018 “give peas a chance” was replaced with the word Helch.

Marc P Summers, admin of the Facebook group, said: “This is the greatest thing to happen to the bridge since it was messed with by Helch over 18 months ago.

“We are super happy and wish this to stay forever. The NHS deserve this as recognition for all their hard work.”

Another person on the Facebook page commented: “Losing our peas was a sad sad thing, but this has made up for it. I hope this stays for years to come, lest we forget what those guys are doing for us all.”

Peas is supposedly the name of the London artist who painted the graffiti.The words “give” and “a chance” appeared on the bridge later, according to an historic building report by Oxford Archaeology, they were thought to refer to his frequent arrests.

Picture courtesy Nicola MB

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