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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Old road signs & road furniture Reply with quote

Morning all,

We touched on this many years ago, but as photobucket has pulled the rug from under many of these old threads, perhaps it's time for another.

It'd be interesting to see photos of olde-worlde road signs and related items that are still in use.

To kick things off, we spotted this unusual RAC parking sign in Ludlow, Shropshire, recently.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the last year or so I saw one like that in Kington, a bit tatty but still in use! No camera on me, unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

East Lothian has retained its old sign posts.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen earlier in the year ...

"Carlilse" - typo, or ancient version of its spelling ...?



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say that is an error. According to Wiki it was once called Caer - Luel.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd agree. After a fascinating few minutes on Google Earth it seems that even the other side of that sign uses the more normal spelling.

Capture by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

Seems as if there are quite a few similar signs along that lane, which is nice to see. Interestingly the first one I found appears to be in a Google Streetview "black hole", presumably because someone has asked for their house to be blocked out.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking of typos, on the way into London near to new cross there are two signs one on each side of the one way road, folkestone and folkstone
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A recent trip to Bridgnorth in Shropshire saw us take another ride on the famous funicular ...



... and also yielded the opportunity to snap a few tasty original street signs ...




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one in Scotland is listed:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not got any signs as yet, but...I do wonder what happens to these old signs, when route directions and road numbers get changed [as they do]...?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Saw this in Scotland between Aviemore and Loch Garten probably over 20yrs ago.


There was also a pair of white lines crossing the road, at an angle, between 2 wooden tunnels under the deer fences.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Again
I got these funny ones off the web sometime ago.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if it's still there but there was a nice one in the upper part of Bridgnorth a few years ago, a non standard sign pointing straight on for the "main road" at a narrow spot complete with reflective "jewels" pretty much complete. Actually thinking about it it must be something over 20 years ago now, so plenty of time for it to have vanished... Sad

Around the centre of Derby many of the street name plates still have their A numbers attached, worth looking out for if you happen to visit.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bitumen Boy wrote:
I don't know if it's still there but there was a nice one in the upper part of Bridgnorth a few years ago, a non standard sign pointing straight on for the "main road" at a narrow spot complete with reflective "jewels" pretty much complete. Actually thinking about it it must be something over 20 years ago now, so plenty of time for it to have vanished... Sad ....


Was the lettering in green? I came across a few photos from 10+ years ago, possibly taken in Bridgnorth, with a sign like you describe in one of them. Possibly mounted on a pub wall?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Bitumen Boy wrote:
I don't know if it's still there but there was a nice one in the upper part of Bridgnorth a few years ago, a non standard sign pointing straight on for the "main road" at a narrow spot complete with reflective "jewels" pretty much complete. Actually thinking about it it must be something over 20 years ago now, so plenty of time for it to have vanished... Sad ....


Was the lettering in green? I came across a few photos from 10+ years ago, possibly taken in Bridgnorth, with a sign like you describe in one of them. Possibly mounted on a pub wall?

RJ


I have a feeling the lettering - or at least some part of the sign - was in green glass, but it's a long time since I saw it. I reckon I'd know it again if I saw a decent picture of it... Wink
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