Postcard of Bennerley Viaduct Postcard of the Bottle Kiln at West HallamProud Erewash residents are being urged to use their artistry to trumpet the borough by designing postcards.

The local museum wants to put the results on display to mark the golden anniversary of Erewash Borough Council – which was created in 1974 by the merger of three separate authorities.

People are invited to submit “a favourite place, a landmark, building or anywhere that gets you inspired to create a piece of art”.

The My Erewash Postcard Exhibition will run from 18 July to 31 August. Entries must be A6/postcard size (14.5 x 10.5cm).

Jo Brown, who is Culture Development Officer at the Erewash Museum, stressed: “Anyone can have a go.”

The project comes hot on the heels of the council launching a new Visit Erewash website to encourage tourism in the borough.

It showcases attractions such as the mighty Bennerley Viaduct near Ilkeston and the ancient Hermit’s Cave at Dale Abbey. The interactive website – funded by government levelling-up money – can be found here:

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Postcards should be submitted to the museum by Saturday 13 July. They will be displayed anonymously but people wanting to collect them at the end of the exhibition are asked to write their names on the back.

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The Erewash Museum is near Ilkeston’s Market Place and is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.