Despite Tubby’s oft quoted maxim to “Do something good each day but don’t get found out”, Toc H would go to great lengths to extend the Movement and that included ensuring the places that they met were well-publicised. From the famous signboard hanging over the door of Talbot House via the parcel tag on a string that hung from the flat in Red Lion Square to the uniform signs of the seventies, this short, visual blog takes a look at some of the signs of Toc H.
Hopefully it will keep you ticking over whilst I complete my next mammoth article on Toc H Lamps of Maintenance
The Boddy Brothers were Norwich metal-workers and Toc H members whose firm was probably most famous for its milk-churns. Perhaps that inspired this 3d Toc H sign they developed in 1927
Over the years many branches made up their own efforts
But few as magnificent as this one constructed through Mr Bryant’s glass business (Clarks of Hoxne in Drysdale Street) for Cuffley and Goffs Oak branch.
Toc H made some directional signs available.
Though they were sometimes confusing
This one was introduced in 1972 to bring some unity
And came as a lower tech plastic on wood version
But there would always be something on the door
Or over it
And someone to put it up