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WAYSIDE ART IN EAST ANGLIA

SYMBOLS

TRADE SIGNS

In Needham Market High Street in Suffolk there is a shop that specialises in old woodworking tools and books about them.  The sign on the left depicts carpenters’ planes and is made of painted wood, and the one above the door is a gilded carpenter’s saw.

Above:  A gunmaker’s sign on a building in Stoke Holy Cross in Norfolk.

A sign for a fish and chip shop.

This sign is on a bank building in Bury St. Edmunds.  

A beehive is depicted on this weathervane on a bungalow in Pakenham in Suffolk where jars of honey are sold at the gate.  

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A beehive sometimes represents the safeguarding of money just because bees safeguard their honey in a hive.

Traditionally, beehives are made of straw bent into an upside-down pudding shape.

Right: A trade sign on a building in Colchester, Essex.