Caistor St Edmund – Village Sign

This didn’t come out as clearly as I hoped, I’ll take another photo at some point. But, it’s a decent village sign with its columns and portico arrangement, a link to the Roman and Iceni settlement which effectively founded Caistor St. Edmund.

It’s 100 years ago last month that Prince Albert, who became King George VI, gave a speech at the Royal Academy which promoted the introduction of village signs. He was inspired by some local examples that he had seen around the Sandringham Estate and there developed a bit of a national craze in ensuring that nearly every village had one.

I have no idea when the village sign was erected here and I’m not an expert in such things (or indeed about anything of use), but it’s probably from around the 1970s.