Rugby club is new home for weather vane

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A weather vane that was rescued from a skip has been erected at Ilkeston Rugby Club.

The wind- measuring device has even been adapted to feature a rugby player.

It has been installed on the roof of the Stute on Hallam Fields road, home of Ilkeston Rugby Club

It had been retrieved from a council skip after it was removed and replaced from the roof of the Gallows playing field’s public toilets. It has since enjoyed a spruce up as half of it was missing and it was damaged.

The photograph shows Phillip Spencer, 65, and his grandson Cameron Chettle, 14, who is the son of ex Nottingham Forest player Steve Chettle.

Mr Spencer repaired and replaced the missing parts to the weather vane and Cameron, who has spent the last four summer school holidays working as a volunteer with the grounds man Max Egglestone, carried out all of the art work .

Both are pictured after they installed the vane on the roof of the Stute. They are also friends of retiring grounds chair Roger Staines.