‘Britain’s dullest man’ produces calendar of Redditch’s ‘most riveting’ roadworks

‘Britain’s dullest man’ produces calendar of Redditch’s ‘most riveting’ roadworks

Kevin Beresford with his calendar at roadworks on the Evesham Road in Redditch (Picture: Joseph Walshe/SWNS)

Britain’s ‘dullest man’ has created a calendar celebrating his favourite roadworks in Redditch.

Kevin Beresford spent several months hunting down and photographing the 12 ‘most riveting’ road repairs carried out in his hometown over the last year.

The 71-year-old has now compiled them into a calendar called ‘Roadworks of Redditch’ which can be bought online for £12.50.

Kevin has found unlikely fame as the self-proclaimed ‘dullest man in Britain’ flogging calendars on mundane subjects like roundabouts, allotments and car parks.

But he reckons his latest calendar could be his dullest offering to date.

Kevin was inspired to produce the unusual stocking filler after repeatedly getting stuck in traffic jams due to countless roadworks in the Worcestershire town.

He says he has endeavoured to show the roadwork traffic lights all on red – because ‘that’s the colour they always seem to be stuck on’.

Kevin, who is also president of the Car Park Association Society, said: ‘I don’t know if it’s a boring bridge too far. I think this may be my most dullest to date.

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The calendar page for the month of May(Picture: Joseph Walshe/SWNS)

‘But I reckon people all over the UK will buy them as everyone’s been affected and irritated by roadworks

‘I live on the Evesham Road in Redditch and it has to be the most dug up road on the planet.

‘There’s roadworks all year round. It’s so irritating, but we’ve all been there. So it got me thinking and it inspired me to turn a negative into a positive.

‘I’ve waited the entire year and photographed them over the last 12 months, all around Redditch.

‘There’s some roadworks with whole streams of traffic held up and some have got big holes dug up.

The calendar page for the month of October (Picture: Joseph Walshe/SWNS)

‘Others look quite dynamic, with the roads blocked off, so you get a full and varied selection. The lights are all on red as that’s what they are always stuck on.

‘We all hate them but you’ve got to have them or the roads wouldn’t get done. It also does give work to certain people I suppose.

‘My calendars are usually unique. I think it’s the first one of its kind. I like to capture the slices of English life that no one bothers with. I always focus on the mundane.

‘I see it as a badge of honour being dull. I like being in the Dull Men’s Club.

‘I think women like their men to be dull and I believe dull people live longer.’

Kevin spent several months hunting down and photographing the ’12 most riveting’ (Picture: Joseph Walshe/SWNS)

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