TQ6857 : West Malling Village Sign

taken 10 years ago, near to West Malling, Kent, Great Britain

West Malling Village Sign
West Malling Village Sign
On the High Street. Has small plaque on the post which reads "This sign was erected by the Malling Society on what remains of the village green, where the stocks, pound and cage once stood. Funds were raised through sponsored events, generous public donations, and the efforts of the children of West Malling Primary School. It was unveiled 14th July 1984 by Arthur Percival of the Civic Trust. Designed, carved and painted by V.Pataky and A. Protheroe".
Kent Village Signs
King George VI recommended that the old custom of identifying villages with carved or painted name signs could be revived. In 1920, Biddenden had won a Daily Mail competition for a sign featuring the two Biddenden Maids.
More villages followed, especially in 1953, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. More signs have been put up due to the Millennium. This has meant half of the county villages are identified.]
See also LinkExternal link , an article on Kent Village Signs
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 680 578 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7155N 0:24.5106E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 680 579
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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