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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. Woodton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 7 km north-west of the Suffolk town of Bungay, and 20 km south-east of Norfolk's capital city of Norwich. The civil parish has an area of 8.85 km2 (3.42 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 472 in 194 households, increasing to 482 at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk. The village's name indicates a settlement in the woods (wudu, ‘woods’ + tun ‘enclosure, settlement, farm’). Over the years different variants of the name have been used, including Wdetuna, Wodetuna, Wodetone, Wudetuna, Uidetuna and Wootton. A number of bronze age ring ditches dating from between the 23rd century BC and the 7th century BC have been identified in the area. The church of Woodton All Saints is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. In 1575 Robert Suckling became Lord of the whole of Woodton. Various members of the Suckling family lived in the parish, including John Suckling (poet), down to Catherine Suckling, mother of Admiral Lord Nelson. Wootton Hall was built in 1694 by Robert Suckling and his wife Sarah Shelton but demolished in 1841-2. Another addition to The Village Sign Series. VS#1558 Woodton. A straightforward traditional cache. Although listed as a micro. It may well just be a small. The very smallest TB's and Geocoins may well fit inside. 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.