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Martlesham signs up

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 March 2010

THE many faces of Martlesham have been depicted in their long awaited village signs.

Two signs have been destined for the area as part of Martlesham's Millennium Project.

THE many faces of Martlesham have been depicted in their long awaited village signs.

Two signs have been destined for the area as part of Martlesham's Millennium Project.

After nearly two years of planning the signs went up on Tuesday, December 11, and were officially handed over to the village at a special ceremony on Saturday.

During the last two years, everyone who lives in the area was given the chance to put forward their ideas to help design the signs.

A range of pictures, including a 3D red lion, St Mary's monogram, a silver-studded blue butterfly and a Hurricane and Mustang aircraft, make up the display.

It is intended they should show all sides of the village, from its traditional rural background and its wartime links with the air base, to the rapidly developing industrial estate and BT's prime research centre at Adastral Park.

One sign is situated at Eagle Way, just off the BT roundabout and the other in Old Martlesham at Top Street.


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