TL8928 : Roadside Illuminated Advertising Sign

taken 12 years ago, near to Wakes Colne, Essex, Great Britain

Roadside Illuminated Advertising Sign
Roadside Illuminated Advertising Sign
Located on the A1124 Colchester Road just east of the Chappel Viaduct.

Update: Family timber business in Earls Colne from 1833 or so. The timber works and cooperage (barrel making) in Earls Colne was taken over by the Mann family in 1833 and the woodyard was in Foundry Lane between the Police Station and the Baptist Chapel, A site now occupied by houses. The business prospered from 1833 until the 1970's, specialising in cricket bat willow and the felling and conversion of large timber. This reflective sign would have been erected in the 1930's, the firm had willows growing on the water meadows in this location by the side of the river. There may have been similar signs on the other roads into Earls Colne as the firm did a lot of publicity work in the 1930's which seem to have been a profitable time for them.
The family has now disposed of all the woodlands in the area which they managed, but they are now mostly owned by former T & A J Mann employees and their descendants.

Information kindly provided of by Thomas Mann.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 September, 2007
Advertising sign   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 897 283 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:55.2964N 0:45.4593E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 897 283
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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