No chara­bancs down here, thanks

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

An his­toric road sign dat­ing from the 1930s has been fully re­stored and re-in­stated in its orig­i­nal lo­ca­tion.

The sign was dis­cov­ered by a dog-walker two years ago in bushes and he took it to Loose Parish Coun­cil, who su­per­vised the restora­tion.

Maid­stone coun­cil paid for the work, Kent County Coun­cil in­stalled it, and Rob Ed­wards, of Avery En­gi­neer­ing, did the pro­ject work.

The cast-iron sign now sits proudly at the junc­tion of Bus­bridge Road and Stock­ett Lane.

A chara­banc was a kind of open-top small coach very pop­u­lar in the 1920s and 30s and of­ten used for works out­ings, usu­ally in­volv­ing a stop at a pub.

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