Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Aug 22, 2021 21:39

I keep a look out for these! i noticed one last year near Hunts Cross station, Liverpool https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3597349 ... 312!8i6656
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Good spot on that one, it blends into the bridge quite well. An old chevron sign next to it, too - did you notice if that was still there as well?

The one I saw was in Bethesda, Gwynedd. I've recently seen some of the smal, metal, lollipop-type of those discs on bridges so I'll try and get out and take some photos and post them here.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris5156 » Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:33

There's a few nice bollards of that type here. Some show signs of the red reflective patch on the other side.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Kevin Roads » Tue Aug 24, 2021 20:30

I drove past this last week and went back today to nab it
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Quite battered, the disc on the reverse is in even worse condition. There is another of these on the opposite parapet but only the pole remains.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Rambo » Wed Aug 25, 2021 21:39

A well known classic still going strong near Talyllyn Lake.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by TS » Thu Aug 26, 2021 08:43

Bazzerpfr wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 18:31
...and there are these two on the way in from the North and West.
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This second one is interesting - is that a post-Worboys patch on the right turn? Why? What was under it?

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris5156 » Thu Aug 26, 2021 21:26

TS wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 08:43
Bazzerpfr wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 18:31
...and there are these two on the way in from the North and West.

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This second one is interesting - is that a post-Worboys patch on the right turn? Why? What was under it?
It is, yes, that's Transport lettering. The number it shows is B7076, one of the numbers used for the bypassed lengths of A74 when the motorway opened, so A74 is what you'd find underneath.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Big L » Thu Aug 26, 2021 21:41

Chris5156 wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 21:26
TS wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 08:43
Bazzerpfr wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 18:31
...and there are these two on the way in from the North and West.

Sborders4langholm2.jpg
This second one is interesting - is that a post-Worboys patch on the right turn? Why? What was under it?
It is, yes, that's Transport lettering. The number it shows is B7076, one of the numbers used for the bypassed lengths of A74 when the motorway opened, so A74 is what you'd find underneath.
It says B7068.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris5156 » Thu Aug 26, 2021 21:50

Big L wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 21:41
Chris5156 wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 21:26
TS wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 08:43
This second one is interesting - is that a post-Worboys patch on the right turn? Why? What was under it?
It is, yes, that's Transport lettering. The number it shows is B7076, one of the numbers used for the bypassed lengths of A74 when the motorway opened, so A74 is what you'd find underneath.
It says B7068.
What an idiot. My only defence is that I'm working nights at the moment! :oops:

B7068 between Lockerbie and Langholm was the A709 until the early 70s, so A709 will be under the patch.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Big L » Wed Sep 01, 2021 16:09

It must have been reported here before but this was a surprise.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Nathan_A_RF » Wed Sep 01, 2021 16:56

A nice village sign near Shrewsbury and a restored direction sign near Tonbridge.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by MotorwayGuy » Tue Sep 14, 2021 15:04

I believe this one in Chatham is still there.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by jonnyf90 » Sat Sep 18, 2021 19:55

Noticed some beautiful "pointy" 40 repeaters on the A65 today here:
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The red has held up remarkably well, so not sure if they've been "refurbed" previously.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Kevin Roads » Sat Sep 25, 2021 13:40

I posted this as a SV link in the Manky Signs thread a while ago but managed to get out and take a photo of it.

Apologies for the poor quality pic, I am - fairly obviously - not a photographer, I just point my phone and press the button.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Kevin Roads » Sat Sep 25, 2021 14:17

I don't know if this has been posted before but I spotted it the other day and managed to get back for a photo; a shame it's spoiled a bit by the Wynne sign.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by MotorwayGuy » Sun Sep 26, 2021 23:12

Noticed this one the other week.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by TS » Mon Sep 27, 2021 23:06

I spotted these two today on the A110 around the north of Chingford:
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:30

Are these pre-Warboys reflectors (if there is such a thing)?

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by RoadCar » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:31

Is the blue square P parking sign pre Worboys?

The pre Worboys sign is still in Pickering.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris5156 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 15:54

TS wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 23:06
I spotted these two today on the A110 around the north of Chingford:
If I'm ever in that part of the world I'd like to have a look at the back of the plates to see how old they really are. They don't use a design that was usual for pre-Worboys signs, and they look remarkably new, both in terms of how clean they look and in the mounting system on the rear of the sign face. I wonder if they're an attempt at a replica.

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