Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Big L » Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:38

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bfivethousand » Sun Nov 14, 2021 18:26

Can't be sure, but when I drove through Bridgnorth yesterday I don't recall seeing the A442 flag. :(

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There's a more recent streetview image... indeed, it's gone...
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Rambo » Sun Nov 14, 2021 20:46

Bfivethousand wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 18:26
Can't be sure, but when I drove through Bridgnorth yesterday I don't recall seeing the A442 flag. :(

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There's a more recent streetview image... indeed, it's gone...
Shame. Hope it's not been stolen.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Nov 14, 2021 21:27

Rambo wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 20:46
Bfivethousand wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 18:26
Can't be sure, but when I drove through Bridgnorth yesterday I don't recall seeing the A442 flag. :(

Edit:

There's a more recent streetview image... indeed, it's gone...
Shame. Hope it's not been stolen.
Hopefully not; it's curious that just one of the two signs has been taken.

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bfivethousand » Mon Nov 15, 2021 22:45

Don't recall seeing this one before...

Sherborne, Dorset
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Big L » Mon Nov 15, 2021 23:18

Bfivethousand wrote:
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Don't recall seeing this one before...

Sherborne, Dorset
I drove straight past that last week. It was pretty dark though.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by dseagull » Tue Nov 30, 2021 09:58

This one is certainly old (and pretty worn!) but I defer to superior knowledge as to if it meets the criteria;

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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris Bertram » Tue Nov 30, 2021 13:24

dseagull wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 09:58
This one is certainly old (and pretty worn!) but I defer to superior knowledge as to if it meets the criteria;

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.7648244 ... 384!8i8192
Street signs aren't really in scope for this - they've always varied a lot between different towns.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 22:55

Re Rambo's old yellow AA sign, I've run in to a few of these. Here's a very isolated one in south Pembrokeshire.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 22:57

There are two splendid pw signs in Ramsbury, Wilts, and also this.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:04

..and this has adorned the Star Inn at North Dalton, East Yorkshire, for many years, but a few weeks ago I noticed it had gone.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:15

Here are a few more from Yorkshire that I don't think have been posted yet. Firstly, this ancient trio in Helmsley, where the local parish council is very keen on retaining its links with the past.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:23

Here's a well-kept one in the village of Great Barugh near Pickering.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:24

Still doing its job in Hinderwell, near Whitby.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:26

Here's a rather battered one on a minor road east of Boroughbridge.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:33

Here's another one for passing monks (lots of them in Yorkshire) which is opposite a pw sign serving a ford which is now blocked off to vehicles.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:50

I think this one has been posted before but it's so good it deserves another look, along with the only near-equivalent I can think of, which is near Devizes.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bazzerpfr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:58

Finally, for now, the Great Joy of finding a "new" pw sign in 2021. This is on an old exit from Whitby which is no longer in tourist use, but clearly was back in 1950-whenever (and I hope they found their cat!)
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Chris Bertram » Fri Dec 03, 2021 00:04

The common theme with all the above is that they're in the county of North Yorkshire, which preserves its PW signs wherever possible, so you'll find them from Bentham and Ingleton in the west to Whitby in the east and all points in between.
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Re: Pre-Worboys preservation campaign

Post by Bfivethousand » Sat Dec 04, 2021 22:20

Llanellen, Monmouthshire

Most recent StreetView image is from 2011... I'm a little curious about the age of this one, I wonder if it pre-dates the formation of Cwmbran new town?
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