Old Buckenham village sign by Steve Eggleton. The sign depicts Old Buckenham Castle. (© S. Eggleton.)
Sometimes a village will provide me with a mountain of historical information. Sometimes I use an archaeologist to research the more tricky stuff. I will then sift through it, and find the material that will lend itself to interpretation in relief carving. I will play with the various elements until they blend in a satisfactory way, that will compromise neither the historical substance, nor the visual effect. Sometimes this can be a bit of a balancing act.
Old Buckenham sign features the keep of Old Buckenham Castle.
Old Buckenham, Abbey Farm, site of Old Buckenham Priory and Old Buckenham Castle, NHER 9202
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