TQ8538 : The village sign at Biddenden

taken 4 years ago, near to Biddenden, Kent, Great Britain

The village sign at Biddenden
The village sign at Biddenden
This is the triangular green at the centre of Biddenden where High Street, North Street and Tenterden Road meet. The village sign shows the Biddenden Maids.
Eliza and Mary Chulkhurst were known as the Biddenden Maids. They were born in 1100 joined together at the hips and shoulder. They lived together for 34 years still joined. When one of them was seized with a fatal illness and died, the other refusing to be separated died six hours later. In their will they left their property to the poor of Biddenden.
A speech was made by the Duke of York (later George VI) at the Royal Academy in 1920 on the revival of village signs. The Daily Mail organised a village signs competition and exhibition offering a total of 2,200 in prizes. Ten awards were made and the design from which this sign was made secured a special prize of 50. For a close up of the sign see LinkExternal link the panels on the post give the history of the twins and the sign.
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TQ8538, 88 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8511 3838 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.8886N 0:38.5987E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8511 3837
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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