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.
Shipmeadow is a small village and civil parish located on the Beccles to Bungay road, in the Waveney district, in the county of Suffolk. Shipmeadow has no shop or even a church because it was made redundant in 1980. Of the village's 140 population, 69 are male and 71 are female according to the 2011 Census. Norwich is located approximately 14.9 miles (24.1 km) NW of Shipmeadow as the crow flies and Great Yarmouth is located 13.7 miles (22.1 km) NE of the village. The River Waveney runs to the North of the village and feeds into the River Yare to the East. 'The White house' and the River Waveney define the North and Western boundaries of the settlement while the boundary to the South is the area between Shipmeadow Common and Hawthorne Farm.
Shipmeadow is recorded in the domesday book as Scitmetdua or Scipmedu. This settlement appears on the John Speed's 1610 map as Shepemeadow. This shows that the name has more likely to be sheep meadow rather than the current Shipmeadow.
Another addition to the Village sign series. VS#1630 Shipmeadow. This is a straightforward traditional cache. Please use the parking co-ordinates supplied ad the sign is located on a junction to a busy road. Needless to say please be watchful with Children and pets. Happy caching.
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.