Special Jubilee steps unveiled in village

A SET of ‘Jubilee Steps’ was unveiled in Linby as part of events to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

The stone steps lead up to the village’s ‘Bottom Cross’ on Main Street.

They have been supplied by Nottingham Bulwell Stone, which is based at the Linby Quarry on Quarry Lane.

The project has been in the pipeline for a year after the company approached Linby Parish Council with an offer to provide a monument to the Diamond Jubilee.

Coun Bob Brothwell, of the parish council, said: “We wanted to do something that would last, and came up with the idea of the steps.

“The cross has been around for more than 400 years, so we hope the steps will last just as long.”

An official unveiling was carried out by Marcia Able-Smith, who is the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.

Other Jubilee events in Linby included a barn dance at Hall Farm, off Main Street. This attracted a crowd of more than 300.

There was also a 35-overs-per-side cricket challenge with Papplewick beating their Linby neighbours by five runs at Papplewick Hall.

OUR PHOTO shows Coun Brothwell (left) and Richard Tuxford, co-owner of Nottingham Bulwell Stone, with Mrs Able-Smith at the unveiling of the steps.