Street Sign Name Project
Community Engagement and Heritage & Culture Project
In 2022, For Tyldesley used some underspend from the Historic England HAZ Funding to deliver a street name plate refurbishment project. There are some lovely old street signs on the high street with several in poor condition and in need of repair or replacement. Sixteen new cast aluminium signs were also made to replace modern street signs and those facing the one-way system.
Leander Architectural, a foundry in Dove Holes in Derbyshire, undertook the work. Ian Tomlinson took a small group from the local community to collect the signs and take part in a foundry tour. Once the signs had been completed, they were fitted by White Fasteners Ltd. They now bring life and character onto the high street when previously they were an eye sore to the street scene.