Future episodes of Emmerdale will respect downed trees from actual storms while paying homage to the show’s historic 50th anniversary storm.
The erection of a new Emmerdale bus stop that will serve as a touching tribute for the storm’s terrible casualties, Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) and Liv Dingle (Isobel Steele), will be overseen by Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler) in a future episode of the ITV soap opera.
Nicola will ceremoniously cut the ribbon to officially open the bus stop, which viewers can see.
However, things do not go as planned because councillor Colin Hamston (Mark Noble), who feels superseded by Nicola, raises issues.
The bus stop itself is a one-of-a-kind and engaging work of art that was expertly reused from the remains of trees that had fallen during both real and imagined storms.
The project’s inspiration, according to Head of Design Gillian Slight, was to “honour the fallen trees by ensuring that their wood was put to meaningful use after the storms.”
We commissioned Johnathon Sherwood, a remarkably gifted local wood sculptor, to create amazing sculptures out of storm debris. These intriguing works of art are now displayed at our recently built bus stop.
We intended to construct a special work of art that honours the village’s natural beauty rather than opting for a typical metal and glass structure. It is a symbol of uniqueness, and we hope it will continue to adorn our screens for years to come.
The brilliant sculptor who created the bus stop’s aesthetic components, Jonathan Sherwood, noted that he wanted to “capture the essence of the Emmerdale village” in the work.
I had the honour of creating sculptures out of the wood that the Emmerdale creative team donated.
While I had a basic idea of the topics I wanted to depict, the exact form that each individual piece of wood wanted to take guided my carving technique. I tried to convey the spirit of the Emmerdale village in my works by drawing inspiration from the local wildlife.
“It’s an honour to have contributed to this project, and I can’t wait to see the bus stop on screen—I want to please my mother too,” the author wrote.
According to builder Chris Pickard, “Our team was entrusted with the wood to bring the vision to life.” Gillian’s design for the basic framework served as the team’s guide. We carefully incorporated Jonathan’s stunning sculptures into the building after assembling it in the village to achieve the ideal fit and height.
“I am overjoyed with the outcome and can’t wait to see it on screen.” Lifting it into position required a significant amount of work, but it was unquestionably worthwhile.
The bus stop will be displayed on screen during the August 3 programme.