Kent Village Signs

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Creative Commons License Text by David Anstiss, September 2010 ; This work is dedicated to the Public Domain.
Images are under a separate Creative Commons Licence.

TR1139 : Kent County Council Sign by David Anstiss
In 2004, Alan Bignell authored two books about Kent Village Signs for AL Publications. Book 1 had signs Barham to Iden Green, Book 2 had signs Kemsing to Yalding.
This article is a follow-up and extension to his two books.


TQ8538 : Biddenden Maids Village Green by Dave Skinner
In 1924, 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. Also more signs were put up to commemorate the centenary of the formation of many councils. This has meant about half of the county villages are identified.

TR3868 : Plaque of St.Peter's Village Sign Post by David Anstiss
Shows a plaque on the post of St.Peter's Village sign. Highlighting the above.

The county of Kent has well over than 400 villages within its boundaries. They range in size from very small to being the size of a small town.
See LinkExternal link for a Wikipedia article listing most of the 400+ villages.


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