Sculptors put special mark on estate

Groundwork Wakefield held a stone carving community project on Huntwick Crescent in Featherstone. Daisy-Bo Anderson helps her mum with their stone. (P521C302)
Groundwork Wakefield held a stone carving community project on Huntwick Crescent in Featherstone. Daisy-Bo Anderson helps her mum with their stone. (P521C302)
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ARTISTIC Featherstone residents made their mark on a new stone carving project aimed at improving an estate in the town.

Enthusiastic residents on the Huntwick estate carved stone number tablets for the front of their homes with help from professional stone carver Dan Jones.

Christianne Kerrin, from Groundwork Wakefield, which ran the project, said: “The event was a massive success and more than 30 stone tablets were carved.

“It was great to see so many members of the community getting involved in the project together, this really shows that people care about their environment and are looking forward to the improvements that are going to be made.”

Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) and Groundwork Wakefield ran the project last Friday as part of the environmental improvement scheme taking place on the estate.

Janet Smith, WDH area manager, said: “The carvings are a really innovative way of marking the new front boundary walls, allowing tenants to take even more pride in their homes by adding that personal touch.

“They are also an excellent way of involving the whole community in the environmental improvement works that Groundwork Wakefield is carrying out across the estate on behalf of WDH.”

A second stone carving event is being arranged for next month.

Visit www.groundworkwakefield.org.uk for more information.