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Offline grandarog

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2012, 20:57:28 »
Hextable.


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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2012, 14:38:39 »
Thank you smiler. No other interesting stuff, just the normal run of the mill shops fronts, trade vans and commercial way finding stuff mostly. That was one sign that I really enjoyed doing. Being so near to Lympne castle, I became some kind of tourist attraction for a few Americans who insisted on taking photos of me doing the work.
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2012, 08:50:40 »
And a very nice job you made of it TomCat any other public signs you've done to show us.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2012, 19:31:24 »
Woo Hoo, my first real post.
Being a sign maker I like to see other peoples signs. A couple of years back I did a complete refurb job on our local Village Sign here in Lympne. I was working for a local sign firm at the time. My boss being a penny pincher went crazy over the time I took doing it, but being my Village I thought it was worth the effort considering what he was charging them :), I left a few months later and started out on my own. Anyway here's the sign, I did the work in situ and the paint was still wet at the time I took the photo and I still had the post to paint.
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2011, 23:15:45 »
This is the Staplehurst one, organised by the WI for the Silver Jubilee, I believe -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21602076@N05/6201299025/in/photostream

(couldn't get the system for linking direct to photos to work)

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2011, 10:43:11 »


Lower Halstow





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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2011, 20:17:49 »
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2011, 00:01:00 »


Originally spelled Down the "e" was added at the behest of the post office to avoid confusion with (County) Down in Northern Ireland.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2011, 20:17:17 »
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2011, 20:26:18 »
OK, got it now. Sir William Twisden was a baronet, hence the badge. Baronets were granted the Arms of Ulster as a canton or inescutcheon in armorial bearings, argent a sinister hand couped at the wrist and erect gules, known as the Badge of Ulster (although the Ulster hand is dexter).

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2011, 14:35:53 »
Is that the 'Red Hand of Ulster' I spy on the coat of arms on the East Malling sign? If so - does anybody know why it came to be there?

I will have to have a closer look at my pic Ealdwita :-) If I find out anything, I'll get back to you!

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I think this is the Twisden arms - Hasted wrote

In the reign of queen Elizabeth, it was in the possession of the family of Manningham, descended out of Bedfordshire, who bore for their arms, Sable, a fess ermine, in chief three griffins heads erased or, langued gules. The last of this name here was Richard Manningham, esq. who about the year 1656 alienated Bradbourn to Thomas Twisden, esq. serjeant at law, who was the second son of Sir William Twisden, bart. of Roydon-hall in East Peckham, and of the Lady Anne Finch, his wife, daughter of the first countess of Winchelsea, and continued to bear the antient coat of arms of his family, being Gironny of four argent and gules, a saltier and four cross croslets, all counterchanged, with due difference;

Not sure where the hand comes from but will dig out my book of Bradbourne (the manor of the parish) and see if there is a clue.


Edited after finding my book -

 The basic arms is that of the Twisden family thorughout their history. Portraits within Bradbourne's collection show the arms in the corner. Still puzzling over the hand though.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2011, 11:26:26 »
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2010, 00:55:41 »
Horton Kirby



The sign depicts the railway viaduct, St Mary the Virgin church, the River Darent, hops which are still grown in the village and the chimney of the Horton KIrby paper mill (now a housing estate)

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2010, 20:39:48 »
Upper Bush (a little hamlet consisting of a handful of houses on the North Downs Way)



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