This is definitely the most awesome news that I will ever share to you: Tourist attractions in Wisbech will finally get a boost when long-awaited brown signs are put up around the town in spring!
Well, if you may know, not all people are aware of our town’s existence. We do have many tourists and visitors. But with every town’s dream, we would still want more. We want many more tourists and visitors. It can help our economy as well as share our town’s beauty.
Going back to our town’s tourist attractions, we have a lot! We have Mile Tree Brewery, the Secret Garden campsite, Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum, Pecker House, and Wisbech Park to name a few.
I am so glad that these future signposts will help direct tourists and visitors to our town’s tourist’s attraction. These brown signposts actually started from France in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the Britain has also adapted this one to see if it would also work for them. It was introduced in Kent and Nottingham.
In Kent, I believe that they have signs with symbols to denote their relevant attraction. For me, it is a cool idea. In Nottingham, they only just used text to see whether including a recognisable image on the signs made them easier for motorists to use.
If you can see UK today, their experiment worked. As it had turned out, the signs with symbols proved to be more effective. It was then written into the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions Manual and is now a standard part of their system. As for myself, I would also want a sign to have a symbol on rather than just plain text. It will help me remember what sign it is because of its symbol image.
I really am glad that the town’s council was able to do this for the benefit of our town. I would always take time to know about this project’s updates. Our councillor and deputy mayor David Hodgson said that the town’s new signs will be due to put up before Christmas.
“Design plans for the signs have been sent to me but are yet to be approved by committee. The money is available and the design process is underway and about to be approved.”
“The signs are not far away now.”
A total of 15 tourist attractions will have the new brown signpost. And this is all thanks to the £25,000 money pot from Cambridgeshire County Council. Aside from the new brown sign posts to point out the tourist attractions, there will be also 20 new black signpost to be installed around the town centre to direct visitors to facilities like public toilets, the library, church and museum.
The tourist attractions that will have the brown signpost:
- Octavia View
- Wisbech Tennis Club
- The Hudson
- Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum
- Angles Theatre
- Football ground
- Wisbech and Fenland Museum
- Mile Tree Brewery
- Secret Garden campsite
- Peckover House
- Elgoods Brewery
- The harbour
- Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum
- Wisbech Park
- St Peter’s Church and gardens.