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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a little chap growing up I was taken to Greenwich to see the original line. I remember my little Brother and I walking along the {brass?) strip in the pavement.

Why can't people just leave well alone?
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Penman



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ray
Greenwich is still THE PRIME.

OS just utilised 2Deg W as the N/S base line for the UK National Grid.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Locality Modern longitude Meridian name
Greenwich 0° 00' 05.3101″ W Greenwich meridian
Greenwich 0° 00' 05.33″ W United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Zero Meridian
Greenwich 0° 00' 00.00″ IERS Reference Meridian
Paris 2° 20' 14.025″ E Paris meridian

Today, tourists visiting its meridian line must walk east approximately 335 feet before their satellite-navigation receivers indicate zero longitude.

Because newer technologies – primarily the superb accuracy of GPS, which uses satellites to precisely measure grid coordinates at any point on the Earth’s surface – replaced the traditional telescopic observations used to measure the Earth’s rotation.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good old sign for Worcester A44 spotted in Leominster recently, complete with glass jewels in the lettering.



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Bitumen Boy



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Location: Above the snow line in old Monmouthshire

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There used to be quite a few of those old signs around Leominster a few years ago; I wonder if the vandals have had the rest?
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly road signs but I used to collect (rail)road signs and our last house had three floors so I placed the ¾ (mile to catch points) between the first and second floors, the ½ on the first landing and the ¼ half way between ground and first floors.



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MikeEdwards



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an image from a box of slides I bought last year. I think it's a late 60s image, but I've put the box away now and can't look.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top photo Mike, one way street in both directions????

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MVPeters



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Yes, officer, I was only going one way".
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at a road atlas suggests that sign must have been in Cardigan, I wonder if it's still there?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's quite a collection of photos featuring older road signs on this flickr account, many have since been taken down apparently

https://www.flickr.com/photos/satguru/albums/72157610716876363

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