TQ7164 : Wouldham Village Sign

taken 7 years ago, near to Wouldham, Kent, Great Britain

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Wouldham Village Sign
Wouldham Village Sign
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.]
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Wouldham
Wouldham is a small village on the bank of the River Medway in Kent. It has an 11th century church, one school, one village shop, and three public houses. The village grew in the 19th century due to the nearby chalk quarries. Until 1963 there was a ferry across the River Medway.
Walter Burke, who had the distinction of being the purser aboard Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and of having cradled Lord Nelson himself in his arms as the great man died, was a resident of the village and is buried in the churchyard.


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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7129 6423 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.0798N 0:27.5049E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7129 6421
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