VS#1577 Great Moulton Traditional Geocache
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Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally 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! The following is taken from Wikipedia. Great Moulton (also known as Moulton St Michael) is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. Until the 16th Century it also included the Little Moulton parish. It covers an area of 5.66 km2 (2.19 sq mi) and had a population of 699 in 289 households at the 2001 census, increasing to 751 at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk. The parish is close to the nearby village of Aslacton. Great Moulton was mentioned in the doomsday book five times, and was considered to have a very large population consisting of more than 70 households (in 2011 there were over 300) as well as a church. The lord in 1086 was Count Alan of Brittany. A chapel originally found in Great Moulton was donated to the Museum of East Anglican Life and is a 'tin tabernacle' which is common in the area. It was built in the 1890s and cost the equivalent of £20,000 in today's money. The community built a new chapel in the 1990s which is why the previous was donated.
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.