Memorial unveiled on Parson Drove village green

College students from Isle college unveil a unique memorial which they constructed and erected on th

College students from Isle college unveil a unique memorial which they constructed and erected on the village green at Parson Drove. Principal David Pomfret was invited to put the last screw into the seat and officially present it to the village on behalf of the College students. - Credit: Archant

A MEMORIAL which commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s diamond Jubilee has been unveiled on Parson Drove’s village green.

College students from Isle college unveil a unique memorial which they constructed and erected on th

College students from Isle college unveil a unique memorial which they constructed and erected on the village green at Parson Drove. - Credit: Archant

The structure, which was commissioned by Parson Drove Street Pride, was built by students from the College of West Anglia’s engineering, motor vehicle and body shop and construction departments.

Level 3 site carpentry students created a wooden octagonal seat circling the memorial encouraging people to take in their surroundings.

Principal David Pomfret put the last screw into the seat and officially presented it to the village on behalf of the college students.

It was received by Councillor Gavin Booth, chairman of Street Pride, together with other local councillors and members of the Street Pride group.


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The seat has been dedicated to Councillor Robert Scrimshaw, the first chair of Parson Drove Street Pride, who died in January.

Roger Reader, member of the Street Pride group and college tutor said: “It was good to see students from different disciplines working together to produce such a piece, that people will enjoy looking at for years to come - I’m very proud of what these students did.”

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David McCarthy, carpentry lecturer said: “The site carpentry students have worked really hard and enjoyed being part of this project working with their fellow students to give something back to the community.

“They are proud of what they’ve achieved and so are we.”

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