Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Worcestershire Wolf » Fri Oct 18, 2019 21:19

This example advising "prohibited all vehicles" is still there in Dew Street in Haverfordwest:

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 21:28

I have just been and the cheeky sausages in Chatham Dockyard have replaced all their old signs with new ones even though they had no obligation to. I doubt anyone has photos of the originals or knows when they were changed over. Shame especially as they would have been the last pre-1950s white on red signs in the entire world (remember many commonwealth countries had the same signs and quite a few have remained).

I do wonder if the LT no entry made on their font counts too as BR made road signs on their own font for level crossings which ran alongside the government style, what do we think?

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 02:59

Berk wrote:
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The two Worboys examples both appear to be just farms, or farmsteads. Is that a first: naming a place too small to benefit from regular signage??
I have various obscure places on both old and new signs. Basically anywhere people might need to get to, including hospitals, churches, road names and the like all count for signs. This is to another road and a hill for example.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by B1040 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 21:13

I was in Walberswick and was going to confirm the continuing existence of the B1387 sign.
But it was done recently.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 00:17

B1040 wrote:
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I was in Walberswick and was going to confirm the continuing existence of the B1387 sign.
But it was done recently.
Wow, I didn't know it was there, only the danger turnings etc sign, I went into the village after to take photos and get some food from the shop and saw it opposite by pure chance. And it was possibly the only direction sign left in Suffolk besides one for 'to the main road'. I suppose the luck does even out as I've missed some by months as well. If you mean done as in photographed yes that was me. I'd seen it online but didn't know where it was or whether it had lasted that long.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 19:50

I've seen a couple of signs change their number of lines in the past but this is the first of these, middle of Gloucestershire.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 18:52

Captain, we have identified a sign in Oxfordshire with our font scan, it appeared to be pre-Worboys, but our dating puts it at 2006

Interesting Spock. Pre-Worboys signs ceased to be made in 1964, yet this clearly appears on the surface to be one but was made forty years later. What do you suggest for our classification?

I am in two minds captain. Logically if it is made according to the standard, then surely the date it was made doesn't matter? Had they not stopped them then they would have carried on making them in the same way. This even has pressed letters.

I think we must send this one to Starfleet council. It is the first time we have come across anything like this.

Agreed captain, Spock out.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 20:32

A lovely example in March, the only other I know similar remaining is in Manchester. Does anyone know what colour it was when it was made?

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Sirsquinn » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:27

Ive just joined this forum for the only reason to show these two signs to people who might appreciate them.

It was over a year ago when I took these photos however the signs are still there now. There is another give way sign nearby but with a hollow background.

They are located in Rawdon on the outskirts of Leeds (LS19).

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Post by DavidNW9 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 17:23

An absolute beauty albeit lichen enhanced spotted in Hemel Hempstead. I now have P private cars only, private cars only and this one.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 17:25

Sirsquinn wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:27
Ive just joined this forum for the only reason to show these two signs to people who might appreciate them.

It was over a year ago when I took these photos however the signs are still there now. There is another give way sign nearby but with a hollow background.

They are located in Rawdon on the outskirts of Leeds (LS19).

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Thanks a lot sirsquinn, much appreciated, and both new to the internet. Oddly the circle belongs above the sign, and presumably each had the other part originally but now each has lost its partner. It's also the first solid circle we've seen, they were made that way to stop them getting bent out of shape.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by DavidNW9 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 17:49

The first pre-Woyboys sign that's turned up in the borough of Islington, on a public road in a council estate so definitely official.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris Bertram » Mon Dec 02, 2019 19:40

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Big L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 16:24

Nicely repainted (since Google's last visit) pair in rural Wales.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by crazyknightsfan » Tue Dec 10, 2019 02:37

Big L wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 16:24
Nicely repainted (since Google's last visit) pair in rural Wales.

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Is the backing board supposed to be black? I thought blue? But maybe I'm just recalling too many faded local pre-Worboys signs.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris5156 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 08:50

crazyknightsfan wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 02:37
Big L wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 16:24
Nicely repainted (since Google's last visit) pair in rural Wales.

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Is the backing board supposed to be black? I thought blue? But maybe I'm just recalling too many faded local pre-Worboys signs.
There were different colour schemes for signs in towns and in rural areas. Signs that would have used blue backing boards in a town were black in the countryside. I’ve never found a vet satisfactory reason why, but those were the rules.

In the same way, signs for major roads were white in the countryside and yellow in towns.

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