About Village Sign Caches
This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally on the village green!).
The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably stated in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!
More information and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website
Horsington Village Sign
The village signs were placed in 2000 under the guidance of Parish Chairman Charles Hill whose initials are on the rear of the signs. Horsington can be a colourful village as you drive through, as a lot of the houses fly flags from all over the world throughout the year. It was a tradition started at the millennium and still continues. Can you guess the countries of the flags being flown?
The present church of Horsington is quite modern being built in 1860 in place of a previous very poor thatched structure. The church is built in the Victorian style with both lancet and cusped lancet windows. The modern church built of brick with stone dressings has a steeple which is a notable landmark in the area and it was to this end that Sir John Betjeman the Poet Laureate commissioned the artist John Piper to make a line drawing which was used to illustrate his poem ‘A Lincolnshire Church’
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first at www.villagesignseries.co.uk so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.