Sculpture depicts heritage of North Derbyshire village

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A sculpture symbolising the heritage of the village of Carr Vale in north Derbyshire has been unveiled.

Located in the former Rose Gardens in the village, the 14-tonne stone sculpture is the centre piece of a project which includes hand carved images of dragonfly, ferns, fossils, a scene of the Jam Factory, Bolsover Colliery and drawings created by New Bolsover Primary School pupils.

There is also a two sided mosaic bench to sit on and admire the sculpture and flower beds have been planted.

The project, commissioned by Bolsover District Council, has been funded by housing developer Gleeson.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Councillor Ann Syrett, said: “This project has really captured the imagination of the local school children and they had great fun getting involved in drawing the pictures and the story telling.”