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'Welcome to Bogthorn' signs installed in Keighley
10:00am Sunday 3rd March 2013 in News
The signs are that ‘Bogthorn’ is now on the map.
The community has been provided with a “Welcome” sign by Keighley Town Council, following a campaign by residents.
Retired journalist Joe Wollard had seen the distinctive gold and green signs on other boundaries of the Keighley parish and enquired about getting one for Bogthorn, which lies between Keighley and Oakworth.
Councillor Graham Mitchell, chairman of the town council’s watch & transport committee, said it was happy to oblige and a sign was now in place on Oakworth Road.
Similar signs had already been provided in communities including Showfield, Highfield and Knowle Park.
“Bogthorn is just such an identifiable community but there was no road sign describing the location,” said Coun Mitchell.
“When Mr Wollard contacted us, committee members felt this was a reasonable request and agreed to provide £467 from the committee’s delegated budget to obtain an appropriate sign manufactured in the Keighley Council house style.
“These signs are cast in a traditional way using a sand mould and are extremely durable.
"Some of those on the moorland boundaries have now been in place for nine or 10 years and despite the weather show no evidence of deterioration, so we can confidently expect that the new Bogthorn sign will last for several decades!”