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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Sep 21, 2021 21:10

Not all that manky but i noticed a couple of these old style side road warning signs still going strong along the M6. One here at 'Spaghetti' https://www.google.com/maps/@52.5114683 ... 384!8i8192 in quite good condition.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Sep 21, 2021 21:20

The odd one out..
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Wed Sep 22, 2021 07:11

Rambo wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 21:10
Not all that manky but i noticed a couple of these old style side road warning signs still going strong along the M6. One here at 'Spaghetti' https://www.google.com/maps/@52.5114683 ... 384!8i8192 in quite good condition.
Good spot.

It's on one of those multi-piece boards so is almost certainly a relatively recent manufacturing but a direct copy of the old sign it replaced, in a similar vein to the 1:6 sign I posted the other week.

I wonder how this one came to be made, though, as surely the new sign design would be 'off the shelf (or computer file)'? It's not as if the old one would be photographed and the maker works off that or something similar.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sat Sep 25, 2021 14:25

There seem to be plenty of manky Give Way signs (complete with visible rivets) around Mold but this was about the best (mankiest) one:
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sat Sep 25, 2021 14:44

More mankiness
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sat Sep 25, 2021 14:46

This could possibly qualify for the Rare Signs thread as you don't see that many of them around:
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Sep 26, 2021 16:08

Out around Nantwich and I noticed loads of blue-borders, a few pre-Warboys and plenty of general mankiness but I thought this one was worth stopping for (Id be surprised if it hasn't featured before but it's always good to have an update of what's still surviving):
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sun Sep 26, 2021 18:36

Kevin Roads wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 16:08
Out around Nantwich and I noticed loads of blue-borders, a few pre-Warboys and plenty of general mankiness but I thought this one was worth stopping for (Id be surprised if it hasn't featured before but it's always good to have an update of what's still surviving):

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Thats at Duddon just west of Tarporley along the A51 isn't it? Interesting to see it's not been replaced yet even though the one below looks brand new..

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Sep 26, 2021 19:01

That's the one. I also thought it strange that the one below it is fairly-new looking, quite the contrast.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Sep 27, 2021 20:14

Colwyn Bay just off the A55. BR Symbol almost non existant.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by P Bellamy » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:37

This one at Alconbury gets worse every time I pass it.

2021: https://goo.gl/maps/5EGQtPaTPHoKXV2d7

2009: https://goo.gl/maps/ZMHU8Ss2ntWHzS4r8

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Oct 04, 2021 19:25

At Stamford Bridge, Cheshire on the B5132 approaching the A51. Probably just needs a good scrub..
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by James1978 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 20:17

For some reason I'm always more impressed with green primary ones (or even blue motorway ones) than non-primary white or tourist brown!

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.65049 ... authuser=0

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.73941 ... authuser=0

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Tue Oct 05, 2021 14:34

Manky, old (visible rivets) and oversized (the correct way to do it, instead of the default yellow backing board - this one is 4' bottom to top):
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Tue Oct 05, 2021 15:50

Normal size sign this time (the cows are far away, though...)
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Tue Oct 05, 2021 15:51

Which side is mankier?
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Big L » Tue Oct 05, 2021 17:29

Make poetry history.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Oct 05, 2021 19:53

Kevin Roads wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 15:51
Which side is mankier?
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Classic. I've come across some non existant warning / speed limit signs recently.

These are pretty much bleached out now (5 years after GSV) https://www.google.com/maps/@53.1176286 ... 312!8i6656

Give way ahead (i assume this is) https://www.google.com/maps/@53.1111747 ... 384!8i8192 just round the corner near the A41.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Wed Oct 06, 2021 18:06

Some mankiness just off the A495 between Ellesmere and Whitchurch.

Plenty of relics to be found in this area, especially early blue bordered.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Wed Oct 06, 2021 20:37

Rambo wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 18:06
Some mankiness just off the A495 between Ellesmere and Whitchurch.

Plenty of relics to be found in this area, especially early blue bordered.
I like the crossroads sign, there can't be that many of those left, surely?

I was just north of there the other week (when I posted the massive blue-bordered sign at Whitchurch) on the roads from Llangollen - Ruabon - Overton - Penley - Whitchurch and commented that there are loads of old signs around that area. Unfortunately, a lot of them are on roads that aren't best-suited to stopping and taking photos. Yes, you could do a StreetView link but it's not quite the same.

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