Village Sign News

If you have news of of Essex village signs i.e. new, missing, restored, damaged etc. or anything you think relevant please submit it for inclusion here: NEWS (Latest first)


Buckhurst Hill, Flitch Green, Quendon & Rickling and Sturmer signs kindly submitted by Ken Savage


Manningtree and Upminster signs kindly submitted by Ken Savage


Asheldhame, Photo kindly submitted by Trevor Anderson


A proper sign for Noak Bridge, Another photo kindly submitted by Terry Joyce


Hatfield Heath 2004 & Leyton 2005 photos' kindly submitted by Jon Weaver

Broxted 20-12-13

Millennium version, new photo kindly submitted by Terry Joyce

Great Baddow 09-12-13

And yet nother new photo kindly submitted by Terry Joyce

Great Baddow 09-09-13

Ann C Wood, Clerk of the Council
This is just to let you know that Great Baddow Parish Council has recently installed a new village sign to replace the old one which fell down last year.
We will be submitting a photograph of the new sign as soon as possible. Best wishes

Lexden   04-09-13

Another new photo, submitted with thanks to Terry Joyce

Barling Magna   02-09-13

New photos' submitted with thanks to Terry Joyce

Wrabness  24-08-12

New Sign, photo's thanks to Peter Jakobsson.

Heybridge Basin  17-08-12

New Sign, photo's thanks to Doreen Leftley.

Stanway, Wickham St Paul  19-07-12

Two renewed signs, photo's by myself.

Inworth 26-05-12

Kindly submitted by Nathan Jackson

Burnham on Crouch   05-02-12

Yet another new addition with thanks to Terry Joyce

Frating   06-01-12

New addition with thanks to Terry Joyce

Lambourne – 23-09-11

Taken on a jaunt with my brother Peter, we also went to Great Bursted in s fruitless search for a sign I'd heard was there, maybe it's been taken down for refurbishment, does anyone know?

Woodford Green – 12-09-11

My thanks again to Philip Paine for contributing the excellent Ashen photographs

Ashen – 25-08-11

My thanks again to Colin Hotston for the excellent Ashen photographs

Radwinter – 23-08-11

My thanks to Colin Hotston for the excellent Radwinter photographs

Haverings Grove – 12-06-10

Another new sign for Fobbing added, my thanks once again to Terry Joyce.

Fobbing 26-03-10

New sign for Fobbing added, my thanks to Terry Joyce. It is debatable as to whether the old one qualifies as a village sign.

David Busby 20-01-10

I wonder if you can help us. Recently the painted wooden Village Sign for Foxearth in Essex split in half. The gift of a former resident, its been up for approaching 30 years so we cannot complain. The split is easily repairable and we have a qualified chap in the village who is going to do that free of charge.. In fact we removed the remainder of the sign to his workshop yesterday morning.
Now its down and on close inspection it really need re painting as some of the colour is peeling and losing detail added to which it is an ideal opportunity to do this.
If you know of any sign painters/artists in Essex/Suffolk you can recommend to do this kind of work contact:

Terry Joyce 03-01-10

I noticed in your News section Norman Ewels wrongly stated that the Rayleigh sign has been replaced. The sign still stands outside the Rayleigh Lanes. The clock he refers to is the Millennium Clock which is opposite the Abbey. Please see:

JMJ 04-11-09

Thundersley Photo now added, kindly taken and sent in by Terry Joyce - Many thanks!

Norman Ewels 07-09-09

Both Roxwell and Sandon have now replaced their refurbished signs.

JMJ 10-08-09

Site updated with photographs added by kind permission of Ken Savage comprising of: Billericay, Colchester, Dedham, Epping, Gainsford End, Great Holland, Layer de la Haye, Little Bursted, Little Hallingbury, Marks Tey, Navestock, Rayne, Rochford, St Johns & Highwoods, Thurrock, West Bergholt

Norman Ewels 07-08-09

Both the Sandon and Roxwell signs are missing - the posts are in place but no sign on top.
Raleigh - sign has now been replaced with a clock tower which contains an image of the sign
Hockley - top has been damaged and half of it is missing.

Rowhedger 17-07-09

Rowhedge sign returned after restoration

JMJ 25-06-09

Rowhedge sign missing from frame