History through Essex Town and Village Signs
Wednesday 07 October 2015
20:00 to 22:00
A talk by Keith Lovell, the well-known author of three booklets on the subject.
The sometimes quite elaborate and artistic signs that adorn the entrances or village greens of towns and villages in Essex are a predominantly 20th century phenomenon. Most started to appear in the 1930s although all were then removed for anti-invasion reasons during the Second World War. Their reinstatement post-war was accompanied by a surge in their interest and inventiveness.
Today they present a spectacular variety of the sign maker’s art in the county, each one purpose-made to reflect different aspects of a community’s life and history.
This interesting facet of the county will be covered at our next meeting when Keith Lovell will give a talk entitled ‘History Through Essex Town and Village Signs’.
The talk will be illustrated by handouts for those attending rather than the conventional screen projection. The evening should provide a fine introduction to a subject that is bound to enrich any subsequent journeys around our varied county.
Champions Manor Hall Community Centre Hullbridge Road
South Woodham Ferrers
|Free for members of Society, Visitors welcome entry fee Â£3.