Shitterton strikes back
Ian Ventham, 62, a retired RNLI director, who arranged the whip-round, said: “It was my wife’s idea to carve it out of stone. We have lived here for the last 20 years and during that time the sign has been nicked at least three times. We think it was kids who would like to have it stuck on the wall in a den somewhere because its quite an interesting sign.
“We thought let’s put in a ton and a half of stone and see them try and take that away in the back of a Ford Fiesta.” In the Domesday Book, Shitterton is recorded in Norman French as Scatera or Scetra, which translated means a little town that is on the stream of a midden or sewer.