Our Community

The Paglesham village sign which stands by the approach road from The Gore, was designed and made by resident Rodney Choppin in response to a village initiative to celebrate the millennium, and was erected in September that year.

It is hand-carved and painted in hardwood, and the post is English Oak from Thetford Forest. The pictures represent the agricultural and seafaring traditions of the village. Flanking the Essex shield underneath, are a Pagle (or Cowslip), and an Oyster shell.