Report Weekday Cross in Images of Nottingham Posted September 1, 2021 In reply to Beekay. The word week probably stems from weke which was a dweller/worker on a dairy farm. The word day probably stems from the word daege/daye which was feminine and referred to a dairy maid/servant. As regards the cross, the last one was removed and the stone sold around 1804/5. This had supposedly been erected in the early 18th century and was either a new cross or a rebuild of an existing one. The previous one had been built or rebuild of an existing one in the early 16th century. This also appears to have replaced an earlier cross. The area has been inhabited for millennia. Two hundred years before Bill the Bastard built his wooden hut on the other high ground, the Vikings were here, along with Anglo-Saxons and before them the Britons. Many years ago, I was led to believe that Edward I had erected the original cross, but have yet to come across any corroborating evidence. I think the original one was likely to have been a Celtic one. The whole area is steeped in history and bloodletting, including Robin Hood being imprisoned in a bottle shaped cave. Whether Robin Hood existed or not, the cave exists. A story exists of some builders digging footings for some new houses on Week Day Cross, when they entered an enormous subterranean cavern, which had ornamented pillars. Would imagine a lot of destruction has taken place over the years. There are also many stories of prisoners being held captive in many of these caves.