We are gathering stories and local knowledge about the East of England from residents and people living in other places. We are inviting you to help us write A People’s Peculiar to share with others around the world. These stories have helped us to create 205 symbols which represent our shared experience of life here in the East.

Select a symbol below and add your own personal, factual or historical entry. Please explore the symbols list and write as many entries as you like!

A12 Ale Tankard Alexanders Flower American Aeroplane Anchor Apple
Archer Axe Badger Barn Bath Bats
Beach Hut Bed Bee Bee Orchid Bell Bicycle
Binoculars Bird's Nest Black Shuck Blackberries Bomb Bone
Book Borley Rectory Braided Mane or Tail Brass Monkey Bread Bridge
Broomstick Bulldog Cake Cannon Car Cardington Sheds
Carnyx Cat Cavalier Hat Celtic Cross Christianity Cider Barrel
Compass Corn Dolly Cornet Crab Crane Crown
Dice Dragonfly Elephant Fallen Tree Feather Fence
Fig Fireplace Flag Flock of Birds Garden Gnome Gog Magog
Grave Great Storm of 1953 Greyhound Ham Hock Handcuffs Hanging
Hatfield House Headphones Heart Helicopter Henry VIII Herring
HMS Ganges Hobnail Boot Horseshoe Human Tooth Icecream Key
Knife Landguard Fort Lifeboat Lighthouse Lorry LP on Vinyl
Maggot Magnifying Glass Martello Tower Maypole Maze Merlin Falcon
Metfield Imp Michael Mary Ley Line Millstone Molly Dancer Money Mortarboard Hat
Movie Camera Mushroom Musket Gun Narrowboat Number 23 Number 6
Oak Tree Orford Merman Owl Oxlip Paint Paint Brush
Pasque Flower Peter the Wild Boy Piazzi Smyth Observatory Pier Pig Hut Pin Cushion
Pistol Plough Poppy Pram Rabbit Racehorse
Radio Rat Rifle River Roller Coaster Roman Coin
Roman Helmet Rope Rosette Rough Sleeper Roundhead Helmet Ruff
Samosa Satellite Saturn Saxon Seax Scarecrow Scythe
Sea Mine Sea Thistle Seagull Seal Severed Hand Severed Head
Sextant Shells and Bullets Shipping Container Sirapite Train Sizewell Power Station Slow Worm
Smokehouse Snail Snake Spade Sparrow Trap Speedway
Spider Stag Beetle Staircase Stake Stiletto Suffolk Trinity
Sugar Beet Suitcase Sundial Sutton Hoo Helmet Swallow Bird Sword
Syringe Table Talon Teddy Boy Rocker Tent The Short Straw
Thomas Wolsey Tower at Garden of Sleep Toy Soldier Tractor Traveller Caravan Trawler Net
Trophy Turkey UFO Umbrella Upside Down Chuch Viking Helmet
Water Wheel Waves Wheat Wheel Wherry Boat Whistle
White Horse Wild Deer Windmill Window Windsock Wisbech Castle
Wishbone Witch-pricker Wolf Wooden Bobbins Wool WWI
WWII