Saxons drop in to see new plaque

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Saxons invaded Stapleford earlier this week as a new plaque was unveiled at the Saxon Cross.

Local schoolchildren were entertained by the University of Nottingham Medieval Combat Society Re-enactment Group to celebrate the replacement of the existing information board with a plinth, inset with a stainless steel information plaque, providing visitors to the historical site with information about the cross and its origins.

The cross, which stands at St Helen’s churchyard, is thought to date from between 800 and 850 AD is a Grade I Scheduled Monument of exceptional architectural and historic interest and of national archaeological importance.