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Village trail panels

Posted onPosted on 19th Aug
Village trail panels

VISITORS to Edwinstowe can find their way around the village more easily now – and learn more about its history – thanks to a major revamp of seven information boards.

The seven boards that make up the Edwinstowe Village Trail have been re-vamped by the Parish Council with £5,000 funding from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Supporting Local Communities Fund.

The Edwinstowe Historical Society provided the photographs and helped with the wording. Information was also supplied by the Sherwood Forest Trust.

The trail delves into the history of the village and encourages people to visit the nearby Sherwood Forest Country Park to explore the surrounding local area.

As well as the trail, four new flags have designed to go on the nine lampposts along the village high street. The flags represent Edwinstowe past and present with a modern take on medieval colours and design.

“The new boards were installed in time for this year’s Robin Hood Festival which was held in Sherwood Forest,” said Coun John Peck, local county councillor for the area

“The Festival attracts visitors from around the world so the new boards will have been a real boon for people new to the area.”
Celia Brooks, Chairman of Edwinstowe Parish Council, said; “We are absolutely delighted with the new boards. They are very informative and we hope that people will take note of them and be drawn on to the next one and so on, thereby learning more about our village.”

Pictured are Celia Brooks (Chairman of Edwinstowe Parish Council); Patrick Candler (Sherwood Forest Trust); Margaret Woodhead (Edwinstowe Historical Society) Coun John Peck (local member, Nottinghamshire County Council).