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Offline unfairytale

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 10:35:37 »
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 17:05:44 »

This is the Paddlesworth near Hawkinge.
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 10:26:20 »
Leysdown.(its not mine i found it in my pics).




Shellness.



I cant find my Eastchurch one.:(
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 00:28:35 »


The village sign of Offham.

The sign depicts two oast houses at the bottom centre. Kent was very famous for the cultivation of hops. Also shown on the sign are different types of fruit associated with Kent - apples, pears and cherries.

The white device top centre is called a quintain and was used in the Middle Ages during jousts. A shield or sometimes mannekin was suspended from the quintain and then hit with a lance. The quintain would rotate around and the idea was to hit the shield or mannekin without being knocked off your horse!r />
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 13:11:51 »
Not as fancy as the previous signs, here are some of the offerings from the Medway Towns:





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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 19:11:03 »
Farningham.



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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 08:46:00 »
Chislehurst - shows Elizabeth I knighting Francis Walsingham.



Walsingham was Chislehurst's famous son, being born there, and dying there and was one of the Tudor era's most influential personalities. Known as Elizabeth's Spymaster.
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Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 22:49:39 »
Village or Town signs are emblems that depict the heritage, history and culture of the places they represent. Each sign is unique to their respective location, and may be made of wrought or cast iron, carved out of wood, fibreglass or metal, or painted on wood. The signs are often produced as a result of community efforts. For instance, to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, many signs were erected due to WI's efforts. More recently, numerous new signs have been produced as part of the celebrations for the Millennium. Some village signs are on posts in central positions in the village, such as near the church or pub, or on the village green.



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