"Another writer of treatises was Robert Grosseteste who became Bishop of Lincoln in 1275, although his writings were concerned more with religious than secular matters. He was a great supporter of scholars and he is depicted on the sign at Stradbroke giving help to James Chambers, a local poet who is buried in the village cemetery."
Over the years it has been repainted but being a wood carving and exposed to the elements, it does deteriorate. When it was taken down for repainting early in 2005 the condition of the wood meant that some major work needed to be done to save it.
The Parish Council has looked at cost effective ways of doing this and a cast was made in fibre glass. This has now been painted and it looks magnificent.
It was re-installed on 25th July 2006, you can see Photos of the new Sign
Last updated by Web Team Mar 28, 2009.