Welcome to Elland stones placed on roundabouts to commemorate Queen’s Jubilee this morning

Marshalls deliver the diamond jubilee 'Welcome to Elland' stones to the figure eight roundabouts, Elland.
Marshalls deliver the diamond jubilee 'Welcome to Elland' stones to the figure eight roundabouts, Elland.

Drivers will be welcomed to Elland with two new commemorative stones that arrived this morning.

The large stones inscribed with Welcome to Elland have been placed on each of the figure of eight roundabouts at the entrance to the town.

They were the idea of the Elland and District Partnership as a way of marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Joe Braithwaite, chairman of the partnership, said: “This is a major event for Elland.”

He said the partnership were “deeply indebted” to Marshalls of Southowram, who had provided the stones and lettering free of charge and Marshalls of Elland, who had provided the bases, also for free.

He also thanked Traffic Management Solutions of Elland and Calderdale Council for their help.

The partnership hope have an official unveiling later this year and to have the roundabouts re-named the Jubilee Islands.

It had also arranged for new seats to be installed at Hullen Edge Park in Elland and Hoyle Park in West Vale.