Carlton: Village gets new signs

Historical and heritage sites in and around Carlton and Costhorpe have been captured on three new entrance signs.

Wednesday, 10th July 2013, 10:13 am
A new village sign for Carlton-In-Lindrick was unveiled by local councillors on Wednesday. (l-r): District and Parish Cllr Barry Bowles; Parish Cllr Ted Banks; Chairman of Environment Committee, Jim Creamer; Parish Cllr Chris Connolly; Leader Notts County Council, Cllr Alan Rhodes and Chairman Carlton Parish Council, Cllr Chris Smith

The signs are funded by Notts County Council’s local improvement scheme (LIS) and supported by the council leader and local councillor Alan Rhodes. Costing £7,000, the decorative and colourful signs are located on the A60 and Tinkers Hill.

The Carlton signs depict the Norman, Grade I Listed St John’s Church, the popular Carlton daffodil, the Grade II Listed Carlton Mill, the village green and the ram - a reference to Lord Ramsden of Carlton Hall.

The sign between Carlton and Costhorpe features Firbeck colliery, the Carlton flyer, the bicycle designed by local man Fred Hanstock and bought by Raleigh in 1960 and the ram makes another appearance.

Coun Rhodes said: “The signs are a marvellous way of capturing the landmarks and traditions that mean so much to the people of this area.”

“Some of the items like the Carlton daffodil and Carlton flyer are not only significant in this area but they are known the length and breadth of the country.”

The local improvement scheme has installed entrance signs in towns and villages across Notts.

Coun Rhodes added: “The signs give a town or village its identity and have become quite a feature and talking point among residents and visitors alike.”