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VS#1576 Burston

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Hidden : 01/20/2019
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1.5 out of 5
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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. Burston is a village in Norfolk, England, 3 miles (4.5 km) north of Diss. The civil parish is called Burston and Shimpling. It covers an area of 9.17 square kilometres (3.54 sq mi) and had a population of 568 in 234 households at the 2011 Census. Burston is famous as the site of the Burston Strike School, the longest strike in history. In 1949, the Strike School building was registered as an educational charity. There are four self-perpetuating trustees who manage the school and try to develop it as a museum, visitor centre, educational archive and village amenity. A rally to commemorate the school and the longest strike in UK history has been organised on the first Sunday in September every year since 1984 by the Transport and General Workers' Union and supported by other unions. St Mary's Church, though recognised as not the most exciting or interesting church in Norfolk,[2] is notable for the role played in the Burston strike by its rector, the Reverend Charles Tucker Eland. The tower collapsed in the 18th century, and with the nave and chancel altered in Victorian times, it has something of the appearance of a barn. The church stands in a tree shaded graveyard, in which are the graves of Kitty Higdon and Tom Higdon, the teachers at the centre of the school strike. With a declining congregation, St Mary is now used partly as a school hall. The modern chance is housed in the chancel, behind an iron screen separating it from the nave. The church is a grade II* listed building Burston once had its own Burston railway station with services on the Great Eastern Main Line between Norwich and London.
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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