VIDEO: Sports heroes remembered in village signs

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The families of two sportsmen, who grew up in Slinfold unveiled village signs for the village on Saturday.

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Slinfold Parish Council commissioned two new road signs at the entrance to the village from the A29

JPCT 270413 S13180262x Slinfold. Unveiling new village sign. Grand-daughter and sister of David Sheppard with chmn P/C in middle, Rosemary Hillyard -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 270413 S13180262x Slinfold. Unveiling new village sign. Grand-daughter and sister of David Sheppard with chmn P/C in middle, Rosemary Hillyard -photo by Steve Cobb

Made by craftsmen at the Camellia Botner Foundation, they depict those sportsmen - the Rev Lord David Sheppard (1929-2005) former captain of the England Cricket team and also Bishop of Liverpool and champion runner Alfred Shrubb (1898-1964).

The signs were unveiled by the granddaughter and sister of Lord Sheppard Hon Jenny Sinclair and his sister Mary Maxwell and Mr Shrubb’s family and friends Martyn Haines, Cliff Comber, Carla Comber, Shirley Haines and Ian Haines.

JPCT 270413 S13180306x Slinfold. Unveiling new village sign. Alf Shrubb supporters. Martyn Haines, Cliff Comber, Carla Comber, Shirley Haines and Ian Haines -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 270413 S13180306x Slinfold. Unveiling new village sign. Alf Shrubb supporters. Martyn Haines, Cliff Comber, Carla Comber, Shirley Haines and Ian Haines -photo by Steve Cobb