Malcolm Boyden on BBC C&W 26 11 2011.mp3
We Even Make Our Own Cast Metal Post Crowns
Pooh Sticks Bridge In Ashdown Forest
Pooh Sticks Bridge in Ashdown Forest is really worth a visit as it is such a beautiful walk through the 100 Acre Wood down to the bridge. Please bring your Pooh Sticks with you as its not right to damage the local trees.
The oaks trees from around the famous 100 Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest make the very best hardwood wooden finger posts signs In all England
Our lovely wooden finger post signs can be seen gracefully pointing the way throughout the labyrinth of narrow and sometimes sunken lanes that follow down from the high Weald to the coastal planes around the Kent and Sussex border. They have remained unchanged since at least the 1890's and can be seen in old photographs of this period. We have been making and repairing these old wooden finger post signs since 1989. I have a clear memory of them as a boy growing up in a Sussex village. They serve as both a link to our past and represent part of our architectural road side heritage. They also act as a natural traffic calming measure as motorists have to approach road junctions at slower speeds to be able to read them. Wooden finger post signs provide that important distinction between fast roads and country lanes.
Both the post, guide arms and dowels are made from selected construction grade straight grained oak which is seasoned.
We Set The Level By A Laser And Secure The Finger -Arms With Oak Dowels