dearned/david ,I think you might have been better not to have given us the answers but it does confirm my fears for the worst...
1/as a group you acknowledged there could be vandalism in the garden so you decided in you infinite wisdom to give these potential vandals some juicy targets and an easy way to get in. My friends in the village(Yes I do have some left) are suggesting that a good game would be to slam some six inch nails all the way up and then nail somebody they don`t like to it and then set fire to it,,,taking photos for You Tube while they are at it...Good game,good game!!
2/I wasn`t aware that you knew what the `original imprint looked like or which way it was facing. so given that none of you believed a cross once stood there in the first place you have made good progress in your historical research. Not even I knew that...Who`s keeping secrets now?..Just tell us all when these plans were submitted then we can see for ourselves exactly how you fooled H & S.
3/Pattern imprinted concrete. now thats a good one You should have asked me for advice on that one as I used to work for a national supplier selling
the stuff .. First of all its very expensive. I do hope you chose the fibreglass impregnated type that resists cracking on expansion.and i hope the resin finish is thick enough to resist fading..and you could at least have chosen imitation cobbles (THe most popular one) instead of cheap looking crazy paving which incidently will be like a skating rink when it freezes over in winter.
I can`t decide whether your trying to re-create the past or step into the future but they definately did not have pattern imprinted concrete in 1630. Did They?
4/ Yes.I do have a wise old owl visiting me to give me advice..I tried to get him to call on you on the way home ..I said you only lived two hundred yards away .. He said no way!! So I said well call on KB then,he only lives 50 yards away and he said ¨ WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM? A WOODPECKER?
In conclusion, You people have been given£82,000 to to spend on making Stubshaw Cross a place to be proud of and to recognise and celebrate our heritage.Thank god I can`t be blamed for the end result...