New village signs for Kirkby Underwood and Greetham

New village signs EMN-160801-151405001
New village signs EMN-160801-151405001

Visitors to two villages will get a warm welcome thanks to the erection of new signs.

A new village sign was recently placed on the small village green in the centre of Greetham.

New village signs EMN-160801-151353001

New village signs EMN-160801-151353001

The sign, designed by Judy Swinfen, a village resident and artist, depicts the church, Jacob’s Well, Halliday’s Yard and the village stream with ducks and ducklings.

The new sign, along with the village notice board was made by Leander Architectural of Dove Holes, near Buxton, which makes signs for The National Trust. Judy was able to visit the foundry and see the sign from her design to manufacture and is delighted with the result.

The idea was promoted by Peter Hitchcox, a member of Greetham Parish Council.

He said: “We have an active council and several years ago we wanted to be more involved in village life and so various members of the council have been promoting different schemes.”

Without the financial generosity of Cory Environmental, Kendrew Barracks and contributions from villagers the village sign would still remain a pipe-dream.

Parish councillors in Kirkby Underwood have also unveiled a new village sign. The sign was commissioned by the parish council to replace the existing one that was designed and made by the Rev Street who was rector of Kirkby Underwood at the time in 1980.

The previous sign had deteriorated and was beyond renovation.

A new sign was commissioned from Market Deeping craftsman, Michael Stafford, who replicated the old sign in locally sourced English Oak. The new sign was unveiled by Keith Wright, the parish council chairman at the time the original sign was given and who also gave a donation towards the new sign.