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.

Contact John Frankland
01245 321518
Champions Manor Hall Community Centre Hullbridge Road
South Woodham Ferrers
(view map)
Cost Free for members of Society, Visitors welcome entry fee £3.