Croydon House of Reeves covered by photo mosaic
Riot hit furniture store House of Reeves has been transformed with a giant photo mosaic created by young people wanting to make a positive contribution to society.
The 145-year-old Croydon store was burned to the ground during the August 8 riots last year.
Owners the Reeves family, working with charities Inspired and Do Something took on the Reverse Riots campaign working to erase the negative images and sentiment created by last year’s disturbance.
As part of this the store has been covered with 4000 photos of young people holding positive messages about themselves.
Trevor Reeves said: “The positive legacy of the riots was the coming together of people of all ages and from all walks of life to help mend the capital.
“We were overwhelmed by the support that was offered to our family and many others affected in the days and weeks that followed.
“We are blessed with so many bright, inspirational and positive young people in this country and I believe it’s important that we don’t allow the actions of such a few cloud our judgment of the many.”
The campaign was launched on June, and the photographs were placed upon the store over the weekend.