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TL8261 :: Horringer village sign

Taken 14 years ago by Adrian S Pye near Horringer, Suffolk, England

Horringer village sign by Adrian S Pye
Horringer village sign

At the time of writing the sign is not in situ and is under repair after being blown down. Erected for the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the sign has a thatched roof under which is an ounce, (panther) which are supporters on the coat of arms of the Marquesses of Bristol.  Also depicted is a cartwheel, an anvil and tools representing the wheelwright and blacksmiths and other tradesmen of the past. Behind the wheel is a branch of oak is representative of the Tea Party Oak in Ickworth Park. In the left bottom corner is a sickle and fork representing the agricultural and horticultural aspect of the parish. An artist’s palette, almost hidden reflects the Horringer Crafts group. On the spandrels are a deer and a black faced Suffolk sheep, representing the two types of animal to be found in Ickworth Park.
Village Signs of East Anglia
Village signs are typically placed along the principal road or in a prominent location such as a village green or close by the church. The design often depicts a particularly feature of the village or a scene from its history, heritage, or culture. They are typically made of wood or metal or a combination of both, the designs are often made by the local community. Although they do appear in villages and towns all over the country they are more prominent in East Anglia than elsewhere in the country.
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Subject Grid Square TL8261
Subject Lat/Long 52.223719,0.671103 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Horringer, Suffolk, England
Photographer Adrian S Pye
Taken 20070429 200704 2007 (about 14 years ago)
Submitted 2014-12-28
Snippet Village Signs of East Anglia ·
Context Village, Rural settlement ·
Tag village sign ·
Group Sign ·

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