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On 7/14/2021 at 3:01 PM, mk2_craig said:

Still a few of those “pre-Worboys” road signs in Jersey, haven’t got any of my own photos but I’m sure there was a thread on a website somewhere. 
 

EDIT: Sent to me by a friend

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Here’s one I did see recently, it is presumably not older than the sixties but features an older variant of the bus silhouette icon than the standard one that’s been used everywhere for decades. 
 

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Been making a mental note of where I see these, went back for this one today:

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Great! Except it’s a crossroads:

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Maybe they felt the sign for a three arm junction was adequate. 

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On 8/7/2021 at 11:01 AM, warch said:

I'm enjoying trying to work out where all these signs are situated, I'm guessing somewhere between Dulwich and Balham?

Get paper map and a compass and draw circles centred on each location to the distance indicated, where they intersect should give you a triangulation.

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3 hours ago, mk2_craig said:

Been making a mental note of where I see these, went back for this one today:

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Great! Except it’s a crossroads:

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Maybe they felt the sign for a three arm junction was adequate. 

I guess it's because the road ahead is a dead end. Where is that, with Yellow stop lines?

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On 7/12/2021 at 4:30 PM, dozeydustman said:

Being a soft southerner there are still plenty of fingerpost style roadsigns lurking around here in Sussex, but also in Kent. One of my favourites is this one.

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These went through a phase of being stolen on a regular basis, so some now read Sandwich Ham

This road sign was pictured in a school mathematics book I used during the 1970s! For the life of me I cannot remember why it was in the book, but it might have been something to do with symmetry!

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5 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Not strictly a Road sign, in the (now) blocked off entrance to a field. 

Looks quite official though 

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Quite possibly the road into an old municpal dump or landfill. Some old maps will tell you what was there.

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Further south than my pics of similar signs at North Dalton and Garton on the Wolds, but that there London is now about 30 miles further away (only 10 miles more nowadays).

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On 4/18/2022 at 5:28 PM, J R Hartley said:

Spotted on the side of the Caley Sample Room pub in Edinburgh. An overgrown sign for Rootes Group service. 

 

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WOW - Just wow , pinched the image for a Rootes group facebook page if thats OK :)

 

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I notice this gem every time I travel the A45 through Ryton. But where could I share such enthusiasm, I wonder.

Once again AS serves up a blinder. There's a few more in our little corner of the world, I will endeavour to record them now.

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I've seen this one in Crayford for years, the sign is quite new, but the wording to me seems a bit old fashioned:

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which is a bummer for these guys:

also, with all of the parked cars on Orchard Hill, a bit of a contradiction?

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