It has been seven years since the island received its first travelator, courtesy of forward-thinking B&Q planners. To mark the anniversary the bosses at the DIY store are laying on a variety of special events this Saturday.
“It’s been a wild seven years”
For the first time under-21’s will be allowed to ride the space-age walkways and one lucky travelating customer, picked at random, will have the chance to name the two beautiful auto-gradients, one of which goes up, the other down. Along with the privilege of christening the bewitched slopes the winner will receive VIP access to the travelators for life.
“It’s been a wild seven years,” said moving-stair maintenance man Rod Siverette. “When they were first unveiled to the public there was a lot of excitement. Our travelators had longer queues than ‘Vertigo’ at Alton Towers.”
As part of the celebrations 80’s popstars The Thompson Twins will take to the elevator to perform a 30 second set of their recent hits.