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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another photo of the same scene, this time in 2005, note the additional sign on the wall, and the disappearance (relocation?) of the parking advice.



Here's the Main Road sign I referred to earlier, on the same building ... I wonder whether the Wolverhampton sign was moved around to the other wall, or has been joined by a second example?



Plus a bonus entry, this time seen in Whitchurch at around the same date



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to answer my own question, the Wolverhampton sign has moved from one wall to the other, at The Shakespeare in Bridgnorth

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One I always loved was the torch. I always thought that probably few people understood what it was about back then.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oddly enough I don't think that "main road" sign is the one I remember, although it's a similar idea. IIRC the one I'm thinking of had main above road and some sort of glass (reflective?) border with an arrow pointing at the sky for straight ahead. It was mounted lower down too, more like waist height where it might be expected to catch vehicle headlights - definitely not above a window. Maybe there were a few around back in the day?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd not seen one of these before clapping eyes on the following example, promoting The Cyclists' Touring Club ...



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo taken in 1974.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I used to wonder what a Heavy Motor car was.

I have found this on-line (the character reading programme hasn't done o brilliant job and it's results haven't been edited properly) but you can get what it says.

http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/28th-june-1921/8/unladen-weight-of-heavy-motors
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe one of these??


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall, a 'heavy motor car' was what we would probably call, a bus?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
I'd not seen one of these before clapping eyes on the following example, promoting The Cyclists' Touring Club ...



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You might have seen the similar sign that was discovered by the chaps in Shed and buried.

Sold for very little money... Why can't I ever find stuff like that??
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Rick wrote:
I'd not seen one of these before clapping eyes on the following example, promoting The Cyclists' Touring Club ...



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You might have seen the similar sign that was discovered by the chaps in Shed and buried.

Sold for very little money... Why can't I ever find stuff like that??


I don't remember seeing that, although I did miss and episode or two I think (grrr)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was also a blue and white "Humber" sign that had been poorly restored.
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