A Thorpe Acre Village Sign

We have been awarded a Shire Grant of 3,000 and a further grant of 688 from the Hanson Environment Trust to erect a village sign in Thorpe Acre on the Green (below) between the shops and the Church.

The sign was unveiled by Mr Arnold Taylor and Mr John Howard, Chair of Leics CC, on Saturday 3rd March 2001. The sign itself was designed by local people during Autumn and Winter 2000, under the guidance of Leicester artist, Roger Hutchinson. Unfortunately over the first two years there has been a considerable amount of wear on the tiles and Roger agreed that the panels should be replaced. The design is therefore slightly differenty from original designs.

The artists final draft illustration
Roger also worked on designs with Thorpe Acre Junior School children. The woodwork is of English Oak, cut from nearby Garendon Park, and the sign itself of specially hardened, painted tiles.
Thorpe Acre Green
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Two open meetings were held to plan the design (on 19th October and 16th November 2000), if you would like more details please mail us: cllrmaxhunt@yahoo.co.uk

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