Thanks to the support of our three Ward Councilors, in late 2016 the FoHCT received a generous grant from the Hornsey Ward Budget which enabled the Friends to purchase new signs and information boards manufactured by Fitzpatrick Woolmer Ltd in Rochester, Kent.
A criticism made by a past ‘Green Flag Award’ judge was that “Even when I finally found the site (of the Churchyard), there was little or no signage to indicate that I had arrived at the correct place” – this deficiency has now been rectified.
Fabrication of the signs and notice boards was finalized in October this year and installed by Fitzpatrick Woolmer on the 14th and 15th November assisted by the Friends. The direction/badging signs are placed at the High Street, Temple Road and Church Lane entrances and in addition two new lockable notice boards and a new tomb interpretation board have been installed to give information on the churchyard and activities.
The new Garden of Remembrance sign with the Borough of Hornsey coat of arms has been delivered and will be installed at the central entrance to the churchyard from the High Street to restore the signage to its original 1950’s design.
A special vote of thanks is due to Peter Sanders for his considerable efforts producing the artwork for the signs and liaising with Fitzpatrick Woolmer and also to Frances Colquhoun for researching the design of the original Garden of Remembrance sign in the Bruce Castle archives.
The pictures show the signs in place.