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Cornwalls Celtic Cross Arrives at Saltash

The Cornish Celtic CrossThe Cornish Celtic Cross arrived this weekend to a cold, misty welcome.  It travelled from Newquay Airport via Exeter A30 and back down to Saltash on the A38 as the more direct route of Liskeard and the Glynn Valley was to narrow for the giant cross to travel through.

The cross is sited in Saltash adjacent to the Tamar Bridge as part of the Elwell woods project regeneration programme and marks the gateway to Cornwall.  The area consists of a 2 acre site which is being transformed into wildlife parkland, open to residents and visitors.  The site owned by Cornwall Council and leased to Saltash Council has received Lottery Funding and the project partners are Saltash Town Council, Saltash Gateway CIC and SERA Waterside residents association.

Head of Celtic Cross contains metals mined in Cornwall           The remarkable cross was designed by Sculptor, Simon Thomas and stands at an impressive 62ft, and consists of copper, with a head containing samples of other metals mined in Cornwall to reflect the county’s mining history.