The Village
The carvings on the south face of the sign represent the following: Combine Harvester is for modern farming. The cricket pitch and roller are for sport in the village. The tree and wall for the church and grounds along with the crossed keys. The bridge to represent that all  access to the village is via bridges crossing waterways. The north facing side of the carving represents the following: The hand/horse plough for ancient farming. The Bell for the Blue Bell Pub and the Anvil because there was a Black Smithy there. The Dividers and Square and church spire to represent Nicholas Hawkmoor's historical presence in the locality. Crossed Keys for the church.
East Drayton won the 'Best kept Village' category for under 300 residents for the following years: 1974; 1975; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1991; 1997;2014. Best Kept Village 2016 East Drayton came joint second in category Many thanks to Council Chair Neil Stanley for his efforts in this competition. New notice board presented by Parish Council (2017) paid for by donation from District Councillors Sheila & Keith Isard
Photograph shows the 'Best Kept Village 1979' presentation
Church Winter Lights Sponsorship of the lights for winter of 2017 has been secured from a family on Low Street
Nottinghamshire
Notice Board         in Church Yard