Mayor of Derby makes final weld on stumps

Friday 10th July 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

The Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor Paul Pegg, has made the final weld on the giant stumps which will signify the Club’s bid for Derby to be a host city for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.

Councillor Pegg visited Briggs of Burton, the stainless steel specialists who are manufacturing the stumps, on Wednesday morning to put the final touches to the giant stumps which will be installed on Friday evening. The stumps will be located at the gateway of the city on the Pentagon Roundabout.

The stumps are funded by local businesses and private donors who have each pledged £500 to become part of the #WereBackingTheBid campaign and will be involved in the development, unveiling and publicity surrounding the sculpture as well as featuring on a Partners Plaque.

The bails on the landmark set of giant stumps have been made hollow to allow them to act as a time capsule, sealed with memorabilia celebrating the heritage of the county of Derbyshire.

Listen to an interview with Councillor Paul Pegg and Briggs of Burton Chief Executive, Gareth Cure, HERE, listen from 2:53:30 onwards.

To show your support and back the bid with a £500 pledge, please contact Maxine Holtam on 01332 388 121 or email [email protected].

For more information about Briggs of Burton, stainless steel specialists, please visit

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