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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Thu Jul 16, 2020 19:52

An oldish A road sign. It's even had a new wall built underneath it in the last few years.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Worcestershire Wolf » Thu Jul 16, 2020 20:26

Rambo wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 19:52
An oldish A road sign. It's even had a new wall built underneath it in the last few years.
And Macclesfield is reached by the A50 / A537 not the A50 / A573

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Thu Jul 16, 2020 21:39

Worcestershire Wolf wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 20:26
Rambo wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 19:52
An oldish A road sign. It's even had a new wall built underneath it in the last few years.
And Macclesfield is reached by the A50 / A537 not the A50 / A573
Well spotted! I'm surprised it hasn't been patched as it has been there a while..

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Thu Jul 16, 2020 21:53

When you get excited https://www.google.com/maps/@53.2904758 ... 312!8i6656 and then realise it is an old GSV image and it has been replaced !

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Fri Jul 17, 2020 20:33

A few weeks ago i went for a drive around the west Cheshire region to relieve some boredom on a wet sunday afternoon and came across many blue bordered mini signs and finger posts. A few like this one had 'fell over' or more likely knocked by a hedge cutter so a few were burried in the undergrowth. I like a classic pre worboys finger post but i find these modern but obsolete versions interesting. They have a 1970's / 80's feel about them. and the area is a bit of a mecca for them.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Wed Jul 22, 2020 21:16

holy moly
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Jul 25, 2020 13:35

Rambo wrote:
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Bryn666 wrote:
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Glad that's still there.
Thought you'd like this one complete with patches. :o
Going back to this one i posted a few months ago. It is located near four lane ends where the A49 / A51 spilts off at Tarporley. Now the Tarporley bypass which starts a little further along was only built in 1986 so i guess this sign would pre date this hence it being patched a few times.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sun Jul 26, 2020 22:26

These have been quietly forgotten about near Upholland, Wigan.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Thu Jul 30, 2020 14:29

Lindale, Grange over Sands. Possibly dating from when the A590 bypassed the village in the 1970's. There are a few classics just at the top of the road too.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by scrogghill » Fri Jul 31, 2020 16:28

I reckon the third Cod War was at its height & the Wurzels were regularly in the charts when these were installed.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue Aug 04, 2020 20:57

White and yellow stripes peeling off in Hull.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by multiraider2 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 22:50

Went past this one several times last week in St. Ives. Blue bordered so clearly old and since the street view shot, someone has been over the "z" and the "1" with what looks like a felt tip pen.
Ian has left can't leave the building.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 22:00

This is ready for replacement me thinks.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 20:45

the cheesecake man wrote:
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Another fine display of moss.
And road numbers suffering from gigantism.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by the cheesecake man » Fri Aug 07, 2020 20:21

Bryn666 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 20:45
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Thu Aug 06, 2020 18:42
Another fine display of moss.
And road numbers suffering from gigantism.
Good spot! I hadn't noticed that. I noticed better display of gigantism on the M62 at Goole but it's not on GSV yet so sadly I can't provide a demonstration.

Edit: it has been pictured elsewhere by somebody familiar though. Enjoy!

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Aug 08, 2020 17:43

noted these oldies on the A6144 in Lymm.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 21:38

Rambo wrote:
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noted these oldies on the A6144 in Lymm.
The streetlighting department there won't touch signs, or make decisions about them, so signs that no longer require a signlight are lit, and using blatantly unfit for purpose plates.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Aug 08, 2020 21:47

Bryn666 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 21:38
Rambo wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 17:43
noted these oldies on the A6144 in Lymm.
The streetlighting department there won't touch signs, or make decisions about them, so signs that no longer require a signlight are lit, and using blatantly unfit for purpose plates.
i noticed rolling back GSV that the junction sign was underneath the narrowing lanes with an older lamp on top.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by SteelCamel » Mon Aug 10, 2020 18:03

It would be difficult to find one worse than this. Which exit do you want? No idea!

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