The Most Cost Effective Way To Pay For Your Village Finger Post Signs
You always have to consider the cost of paying out for a standard modern Warboy sign for use on your village green or budjet a bit extra towards purchasing an attractive hand crafted period cast metal or English hardwood finger post sign
What Is Required Is A Village Finger Post Fund
Back in the England of the 1940's the Towns & villages of the home counties had to raise the sum of £10,000 to contribute towards the cost of purchasing a Spitfire aircraft from The Vikers Super Marine Company at South Hampton, this was achieved by the public making a positive financial contribution & it worked well by making everyone feel as if they were involed in the Battle of Britain
The poster below would have placed in every City,town & village throughout the Nation
This was the result, an aircraft 10 years ahead of it's time which helped to turn the tide of world history by it's great all round abilty to be the best Allied fighter of the second World war
It is well known that estate agents will always add value to your property if you just happen to live in an attractive village that has period finger post signs instead of the modern sign clutter, so it is fair that local people who benefit from this should be asked to contribute whatever they can afford towards funding a finger post project. We find that people are very willing to contribute in exchange for a small brass plate being attached to the lower part of the finger post sign in memory of a relation who has passed away, this is so often done for the park benches
The Highways Dept. should also be asked to pay the cost of a modern Warboy sign as their contribution towards a new finger post sign as this would be getting on towards half the cost of an average finger post.
We believe that this payment system works well just as it did for the wartime village Spitfire fund. We should look upon it as investing in our own property & improvement in the quality of the village street furniture as this benefits the entire community when you consider that tourists contribute such a vast amount to the UK Treasury.