If there was a competition for the best Village sign in the UK, I think it would be in with a chance of winning the title.
In contrast the new signs that were installed to the north of the village a couple of years ago are some of the worst I have seen but the less said about them the better.
I have had the images in the below photo blog for about 8 years. They were sent to me by ex Deepcut Resident Shirley Coveney (who was one of the first people I met when I moved to Deepcut) but have never done anything with them. Shirley is one of the most community spirited people I have ever met and someone who has given so much to Deepcut Village. Residents of Dettingen Park have a great deal to thank Shirley for. That’s perhaps a blog for another time. But if your reading this Shirley, I really miss you.
The wonderful thing about these images is they are history in the making so that’s why I have included them in the Surrey Heath e-museum series.
The sign was commissioned by George Wimpy who was part of the consortium that built Dettingen Park.
I believe the sign to be quite retro in design but at the time formed part of the modern Deepcut as Dettingen Park was completed.
I received an email from Howard Hyde this morning. Howard, like Shirley is another resident who played a big part in helping to shape Dettingen Park and is also very actively involved with the Deepcut Liaison Group and so now involved in the latest proposals to develop Deepcut at resident level.
Howard has kindly added some more information to this blog item as he was also involved in the existence of the village sign.
He has put me straight on a couple of things with regards to the history of the Deepcut Village sign and how it came to be:
- The now renamed Mytchett, Frimley Green and Deepcut Residents Association decided they would like a new sign for Deepcut & Mytchett.
- Wimpy on partially funded the sign.
View photo blog via Surrey Heath Residents Network