Community Seat

‘Speak of this sturdy knot of many different strands, the common cords that bind and interweave in school and sports field, group and gatherings, charity and church. Small wonder the conservationist is smiling out from here. The olden days are gone but not the golden days, for fragile threads remain unbroken in this place and celebrations shared make neighbours of us all.’

Text by Pat Ashworth, local writer, 2008

This 2-seater seat shows several carvings inspired by designs suggested by different community groups including children from 3 local schools, Cubs and Scouts and village residents.

The upstanding Turks head knot is a decorative knot often used within the Scouting movement as a design for a woggle.

On top of the knot are berries which some children felt should be included. The front of the seat shows arches, angels and flowers.

The face looking out over the site, and the one referred to in Pat’s text, is that of Konrad Elsdon, a past Chair of Bramcote Conservation Society, who was passionate about preserving the uniqueness of Bramcote village.