New signpost to Weston Hills provided by design student Adele

The new village sign in Weston Hills designed by University Academy Student Adele Martin who is pictured with district councillor Anthony Casson, parish councillorDennis Farnsworth, clerk to the council Susan Wilson, Alastair Ruskin, Donna Allen, Eva Keys ANL-150119-190200009
The new village sign in Weston Hills designed by University Academy Student Adele Martin who is pictured with district councillor Anthony Casson, parish councillorDennis Farnsworth, clerk to the council Susan Wilson, Alastair Ruskin, Donna Allen, Eva Keys ANL-150119-190200009

Weston Hills has a striking new sign at the heart of it created by a student from University Academy Holbeach.

Adele Martin came up with the silhouette-style sign depicting the sails of a windmill which was unveiled at the junction of Austendyke Road and Broadgate on Monday.

The sign was produced by James Milson, owner of Crowland firm FabTech Sheet Metal, as a free gift to the village.

Susan Wilson, clerk for Weston Parish Council which commissioned the sign, said: “The village used to have an old wooden sign which was in a poor state of repair and it eventually blew down in one of the spring gales last year.

“So we asked some art and design students at University Academy Holbeach whether they wanted to come up with a design for a new sign and several good ones were produced.

“But Adele’s was the best and we went down the route of having it manufactured by a local resident, James Milsom who has a sheet metal company in Crowland.

“James very generously manufactured the sign free of charge as a gift for the community and it’s very impressive, especially at night when car headlights shine on it”

University Academy Holbeach art lecturer Alastair Ruskin added: “The art department ran a design competition for year 12 students and several designs were shortlisted for the parish council to see.

“Adele’s design was selected and it’s a real honour for Adele that her sign has been chosen.

“She’s gone off to several universities for interviews with a real spring in her step and the thought that her sign will be seen in Weston Hills for years to come.”

Adele is pictured with Couns Anthony Casson and Dennis Farnsworth, clerk Susan Wilson and lecturers Alastair Ruskin, Donna Allen and Eva Keys. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG190115-153TW.