New village sign made by resident

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THIS is the new Tydd St Mary village sign which has been completely remade by resident Norman Hilliam. The old sign was made in 1965 by George Catlin.

The sign is a viking ship with different coloured shields and a sail and rudder (all working). This represents Staithe (another word for Tydd) where ships landed.

Either side of The Virgin Mary, two woolsacks, representing the sheep and wool industry. The bullrushes, the fens and The Virgin Mary, St Mary’s church. She has one eye shut praying, and one eye open keeping an eye out for people in the village. She’s surrounded by wild flowers and butterflies.

VALERIE MASTERS

Tydd St Mary