TQ7358 : Aylesford Village sign

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

Aylesford Village sign
Aylesford Village sign
Aylesford is a small village on the banks of the River Medway, north west of Maidstone. The village has a long history and contains many old buildings, including a mediaeval bridge and The Friars LinkExternal link (a Carmelite monastery). Today the village has two pubs, a post office and several shops. the railway came in 1856.
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, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7317 5891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.1782N 0:28.9681E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7324 5893
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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