Village Green Sign

A new Ornamental Village Sign was unveiled on Saturday 9thApril 2011 on the lower end of the Village Green. It stands nearly 12 foot high and cost around £6000.

The campaign for a new Sign began in 2008 and funds were raised from Society members, local businesses, the Parish Council and a grant from Kent County Council.

The inspiration came from the Society Chairman, Ken Watts who said he wanted something to signify the village’s past and present. The Sign was unveiled by Chairman of the Parish Council, June Crowhurst and Ken Watts.

The Sign is made of two panels of solid rigid polyurethane and has been hand-painted. It depicts a stage coach and horses reflecting that Pembury was an important staging post on the London to Rye route. A milestone depicts the distance between Pembury and Rye. The horse trough commemorating the martyrdom of Margery Polley is an important village landmark and is shown in  front of a panorama of the Village Green. The Old Church and the large horse chestnut tree on the Village Green are included in the lower half of the Sign. The Oast Houses of Pippins Farm are also included. There are also some sheep depicted on the Sign as they complement the Bo-Peep Sign at the junction of Hastings Road and Henwood Green Road.