Epping Forest Gateway Signage is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Branching Out Project
Trico were responsible for producing a series of Bespoke Vitreous Enamel Gateway Signage panels for Epping Forest.
Using an image from the early 1900s by local artist Walter E. Spradbery, the 33 double-sided Epping Forest Gateway Signs will welcome visitors as they enter the ancient woodland. The signage markers are situated near the roadside and are intended to “provide a sense of arrival and assist with navigation around the most popular Epping Forest locations.”
The image selected for the signs was part of the early 20th century “Beyond the City” campaign used by the Underground Electric Railways Company Ltd, the predecessor to Transport for London, to promote leisure travel to Greater London and beyond. The signs were paid for as part of the Heritage Lottery funded, Branching Out project.
It was considered that Vitreous Enamel was wholly suitable as a material not only due to its 20-year plus life expectancy but also the timeless characteristics of the V.E. process are in-keeping with the classic Spradbery designs.
Short video of images of Epping Forest Gateway Signage by Trico VE