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George Biles – King Of Signwriters Project

George Biles – King of Signwriters Project

Media Release – June 2023

Bridport Town Council has received a National Lottery Heritage fund grant of £9,550 toward a local heritage project that will conserve and celebrate the artworks of Geroge Biles.

George Biles (b.1900 / d.1987) was a highly talented signwriter and pictorial painter who lived in Bridport throughout his life. For many years George painted the pub signs for Palmers Brewery.

The George Biles Project is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to:

• Digitise the collection of George Biles artworks held by Palmers Brewery,
• Support workshops in signwriting for young people in Bridport and
• Hold a public exhibition of Geroge Biles works in Bridport in summer 2024.

The George Biles Project will be delivered by the Town Council working with Palmers Brewery and local signwriter Jemma Thompson. Work will start on digitising the remaining artworks in September 2023. During the summer we will be researching into the existing works by George Biles and planning the public exhibition for summer 2024.

Anyone with information about George Biles or willing to offer a venue for the exhibition should contact the Town Council: [email protected]

Project supported by:

Bridport Town Council
Heritage Fund


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