The sign was given to the village by George V in 1912 and was probably new when this photo was taken. The card was posted from Hillington in 1915 to Annie Hall in Handsworth, Birmingham from Alf : "this is the Royal Village sign post -a lot of our boys are billeted in this village but I am still in Hillington..." Click on the photo for a detail close up. The current sign is almost identical and is believed to date from the 1950s.