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VS # 1316 Thurton

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Hidden : 08/20/2017
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1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that are erected to announce the village name to strangers and locals alike. They are typically placed along the principal road or in a prominent location such as a village green or close by the church. The design often depicts a particularly characteristic feature of the village or a scene from its history, heritage, or culture.

Thurton is a village in South Norfolk lying 8½ miles (13½ km) south-east of Norwich between Framingham Pigot and Loddon.   The A146 effectively divides the village in two. 

Thurton is written 'Tortuna' in the Domesday Book. The suffix is the Anglo-Saxon 'tun', meaning an enclosed space. The prefix may refer to a thorn bush, or perhaps to the Anglo-Saxon god Thunor, whom the Normans called Thur. So Thurton may mean 'the place of the thorn bush' or 'Thor's enclosure'.

The village no longer has a shop, post office or garage, all having closed. But does still have a pub, whichI provides the focus for the village's annual St George's Day celebrations and is often host to local bands. Opposite the pub is Thurton Foundry which was founded in 1963 and produces ferrous and non-ferrous castings. 

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication

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