TR2051 : Close-up of Kingston Village Sign

taken 8 years ago, near to Kingston, Kent, Great Britain

Close-up of Kingston Village Sign
Close-up of Kingston Village Sign
On Valley Road as it enters the village from Barham.
The village of Kingston is located 5 miles to the South East of the City of Canterbury. It lies on the Eastern edge of the North Downs in countryside designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".
The sign shows The ‘Kingston Brooch’, an important piece of Anglo-Saxon jewellery dating from the 7th Century, it was discovered in a Tumulus on Kingston Downs in 1771 by Rev. Brian Faussett who was Rector of Kingston. It is 8cm in diameter, made of gold, with garnet, blue glass and shell settings. Now on display in the World Museum, Liverpool.
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
Saturday, 30 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 February, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 201 511 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.0202N 1:9.0423E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 201 511
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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