Village sign books

Below is a complete bibliography of books on village signs and details of how to obtain them.

Village Signs in Norfolk - Books 1, 2 and 3 - by Frances Procter and Philippa Miller - were the first books on village signs and were published by Black Horse Books, alas these charming books are now out of print but a look at second-hand bookshops may be fruitful.

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~ Village Signs of England, Scotland and Wales - by Shirley M Addy and Maureen Long - Includes B&W and colour photographs and descriptions of over 100 village signs from all parts of Britain - £4.50

~ Suffolk Signs - Books 2, 3, 4 and 5 - by Shirley M Addy and Maureen Long - £4.50 each

~ The Story of Village and Town Signs of Norfolk - by Frances Proctor and Philippa Miller, edited by John Porter - £4.50

~ Village Signs of North Cambridgeshire - by Ian MacEachern - £3 (published by SB Publications at £6.50), last remaining stocks held by Shirley Addy

~ Cambridgeshire Village Signs - Books 2 and 3 - by Ian MacEachern - £4.50 each

~ Lincolnshire Village Signs - Books 1 and 2 - photos by Fred Ham; text by Shirley M Addy and Maureen Long - £4.50 each

~ Kent Village Signs - Books 1 and 2 - by Alan Bignell - £4.50 each

Orders (plus 50p p&p per book) to S M Addy, 2 The Hazels, Wilpshire, Blackburn, Lancs, BB1 9HZ. These books may also be ordered online through

Published by Art2focus

Norfolk - A History Through Its Village Signs by Mike Weatherstone - Book is A5 format, 232 pages, full heavyweight gloss "3D" paper (the pictures look fabulous) and there are 450 villages/signs with a history of each. The book is £16.99 (plus postage if applicable) and available through local (Norfolk) bookshops and from my own website or Amazon.

Published by Tamagawa University Press, Tokyo

A Forkloric Design in Britain - Village Signs by Kiyoshi Nishikawa and Michito Oda - 1998.
ISBN 4-472-10941-7

Published by SB Publications

The Village Signs of Sussex - by Brigid Chapman - 2006 - £9.95. Available from Maureen Long, 52 London Road, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7PW - please add 50p p&p per book and make cheque payable to M Long.

Published by Shire Publications

East Anglian Village and Town Signs - by Ursula Bourne - This is now out of print.