Turf sculptures idea of celebrating the arrival of next summer’s Tour de France in Keighley (From Keighley News)
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Turf sculptures idea of celebrating the arrival of next summer’s Tour de France in Keighley
6:50am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Keighley
“Turf sculptures” featuring some of the Worth Valley’s distinctive local themes were recommended as another way of celebrating the arrival of next summer’s Tour de France.
The idea, put forward by Andrew Wood of Yorkshire Young Farmers, was aired at the September meeting of the Worth the Tour group.
At least 30 people attended the gathering in the recently re-opened Damside Mill in Haworth. Mr Wood said horticultural artists could sew different types of seeds to create land art, saying schools could help with planting.
Suggested creations could include a giant steam train near Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a Bronte-themed design, and the Fairtrade logo to symbolise Haworth’s official Fairtrade status.
Oxenhope-based public-relations consultant Gerry Crookes was among those present at the Worth the Tour meeting. She said: “There was an excellent attendance, with representatives from a broad range of organisations, business and individuals.
“Lots of people gave updates on projects already under way or put forward new ideas.
“Councillor Russell Brown updated us on the Tour D’Art project involving schools and on Project Hollywood – which would create Welcome to Yorkshire signs in the Hollywood style.”
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