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Follow the Brown Signs Blog - April, 2012

As seen from above… The Battle of Britain Memorial in Kent

April 18, 2012
I was just adding The Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent under the "Air Museum" page on the website and wanted to check the Google maps marker was in the right place. I changed the view to satellite and saw this! Clearly had the right location then! How cool is that?!   View Larger Map...


Watermill symbols on brown signs always point somewhere brilliant. Fact.

April 17, 2012
On Thursday last week I had the pleasure of driving my parents down to the docks at Southampton to embark on their yearly cruise. It was a great excuse to go brown signing with The Mose on the way home, so we did what we do best on these trips and kept our eyes peeled for brown signs, giving big whoops of joy when we saw one. We were deciding on a choice when we spotted the brown sign for Eling Tide Mill in Totton. It has a watermill symbol on...


100 lonely men looking out to sea

April 11, 2012
I've always been interested in the intriguing figures that stand on Crosby beach just north of Liverpool, so when my boyfriend's mum told me she'd been to see them recently I thought I'd share them on the blog. They make up the art project by Anthony Gormley (the artist behind The Angel of the North) called Another Place. There are 100 iron statues cast from the artist's own body dotted over 2 miles of the beach standing at varying distances out to sea and depending on the tide they stand...


Random Brown Sign of the Day

April 4, 2012
This photo might look like you've been shot straight onto a highway in a land down under but actually this unique brown sign with a kangaroo on it is near Thirsk, North Yorkshire and points to Monk Park Farm. This little farm park is built on land that monks used to farm and live on, hence it's name. The attraction evolved when the current owners of the farm used to let children from the local caravan parks come to help feed the animals and generally help out and get their...