David Ruffley MP unveils new sign in Bradfield Combust

Saturday, 10 December, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be unveiling a new sign in the centre of Bradfield Combust on Saturday 10 December at 11am.

David Ruffley said: 'I am very pleased to be unveiling the new sign to commemorate the history of the village.

The sign has been constructed by residents and staff of HMP Highpoint Prison Community and the artwork has been contributed by local school children. This is an excellent example of how communities can help offenders serving prison sentences to engage with society in a productive manner.

The north side of the sign depicts the fire of 1302 that gave the village its name and the south side portrays symbols that represent the village as it is now, including a plough to demonstrate the agriculture of the area and a quill to represent the agricultural recordings of famous writer Arthur Young (1741- 1820).

A time capsule containing modern objects of interest, chosen by children from the village, will also be buried at the same time. This has been organised by Callum George,14, who not only suggested that the village should have a sign, but also contributed to the artwork design.

This will be a historic day for Bradfield Combust and I am delighted to play a part in it.'