Sign Industries Ltd

Sign Industries Ltd

December 01, 2010 12:28 ET

House Signs Specialist Commissioned for Sea Venture Memorial

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2010) - House signs manufacturer Sign Industries has been commissioned to make 6 memorial plaques for a new monument to the Sea Venture in Bermuda.

Sign making specialists Sign Industries were contacted by the Bermuda Monument Committee with an urgent project, which was to make 6 bronze memorial plaques in time for a new monument being unveiled in St George's, Bermuda, to commemorate the survivors of the Sea Venture which ran aground in Bermuda's waters over 400 years ago.

In 1609, the Sea Venture set sail from Plymouth destined for Jamestown, Virginia. However, it ran into a strong storm and ran aground in Bermuda's waters and the survivors became the first non-native inhabitants of the island. They were stranded in Bermuda for approximately nine months while they built two new ships, the Deliverance and Patience, from Bermuda cedar and parts salvaged from the Sea Venture.

Sign Industries had just two weeks to make the signs and get them flown over to Bermuda in time for the ceremony, which took place on November 11th 2010. Over 100 people attended the unveiling which started with the town crier welcoming everyone before introducing a group who performed a re-enactment. After the performance, various dignitaries spoke including St. George's Mayor, Kenneth Bascome, Governor Sir Richard Gozney and both area MPs; UBP Leader Kim.Swan and Dame Jennifer Smith.

The monument designer who attended the unveiling was also introduced and said the cross was made from items found out and about in St. George's. The names of all 150 Sea Venture survivors, which were inscribed on the bronze plaques by Sign Industries, were read out at the ceremony.

Gordon Norrie, Sign Industries Managing Director commented, "We were absolutely delighted to be awarded this important project, which was commissioned by one of the committee members who was originally from Aberdeen, before emigrating to Bermuda. Whilst the deadline was tight I'm relieved we were able to deliver the plaques in time for the ceremony".

Sign Industries are a leading manufacturer of signs in the UK whose specialism is producing metal signs using their signature materials of bronze, brass and stainless steel. Whilst a large proportion of orders come from businesses and the sign trade itself, Sign Industries also produce and sell unique wall plaques and memorial plaques to UK consumers directly.

Sign Industries are based in Mains of Gardyne near Forfar, Scotland and can fulfil orders throughout the UK and overseas.

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