"TOWN SIGNS" England Local Custom Tip by balhannah

England Local Customs: 129 reviews and 170 photos

  Village signpost
by balhannah

As we were driving through quite a few Villages in Kent, I happened to see the lovely sign post in my photo. The windmill is shown, as we were in the area where windmill's were.

King George VI recommended, that the old custom of identifying villages with carved or painted name signs be revived. I really think this was a lovely idea, as I saw many different and really nice ones.
We went to Biddenden, and I did notice the sign there that won the 1920 Daily Mail competition featuring the Biddenden Maid's. More and more village's followed with signs, especially in 1953, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
More signs were added in the Millennium, making half of the county villages identified.

I liked taking photo's of them, and thought they were much nicer than just a plain sign.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2011
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