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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Jan 15, 2022 21:47

jnty wrote:
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Not being so manky but i've put these here for their obsolescence. These merging signs still remain along the A5139 slip road heading towards the M53.
This one persists in Fareham: https://goo.gl/maps/x93UUAUCWgKtRBBr6 and some more in Edinburgh: https://goo.gl/maps/P9D76vzTYtjrJsj6A

In my view both usages are incorrect! But perhaps this was appropriate at the time as they seem to be of a similar vintage.
Saw another one the other day at Eccles with the one alongside it being the newer version.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by haymansafc » Mon Jan 17, 2022 16:38

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Hidden in the trees outside the entrance to Ellesmere Port docks.
I used to work down there...! Not on the docks, but on that road until 2010. There is an explination as to why so many did survive down there for such a long time... Portside North, certainly until the time I left my previous job, was a privately owned road. I think it was all part of the Manchester Ship Canal Company. I remember this because only the first few lamp posts down there (after exiting Merseyton Road/A5032) actually worked. A few businesses, including the one I worked for, complaned about this over a period of a good couple of years. The Council didn't take responsibility and told us to contact MSC. MSC denied knowledge of ownership and passed us back to the council... Eventually the lanterns were replaced in the final couple of years I worked down there. As a result of ownership confusion, a lot of old, very weather worn and corroded signs used to exist down there too - including at where the train line crosses the road twice - which in itself was abandonned until the mid 00's. They've long since been replaced though.

I'm also aware of this survivor on Merseyton Road...

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A very sun-bleached 40mph sign is also still hanging on, at the north side of Vauxhall Motors just after you've left the M53 too.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 17:01

There's some really ancient stuff knocking around Ellesmere Port if you know where to look of course.

This looked fairly OK in 2009, it's trashed now: https://goo.gl/maps/TZ1Ydp3NSycp5mgb6
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Jan 17, 2022 17:13

Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 17:01
There's some really ancient stuff knocking around Ellesmere Port if you know where to look of course.

This looked fairly OK in 2009, it's trashed now: https://goo.gl/maps/TZ1Ydp3NSycp5mgb6
I'm not sure if this is also private? or maybe past those signs it could be. Yes it's all gone to rack and ruin down there. I'm surprised the railway hasn't been lifted either.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Jan 17, 2022 17:16

haymansafc wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 16:38
Rambo wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 19:45
Hidden in the trees outside the entrance to Ellesmere Port docks.
I used to work down there...! Not on the docks, but on that road until 2010. There is an explination as to why so many did survive down there for such a long time... Portside North, certainly until the time I left my previous job, was a privately owned road. I think it was all part of the Manchester Ship Canal Company. I remember this because only the first few lamp posts down there (after exiting Merseyton Road/A5032) actually worked. A few businesses, including the one I worked for, complaned about this over a period of a good couple of years. The Council didn't take responsibility and told us to contact MSC. MSC denied knowledge of ownership and passed us back to the council... Eventually the lanterns were replaced in the final couple of years I worked down there. As a result of ownership confusion, a lot of old, very weather worn and corroded signs used to exist down there too - including at where the train line crosses the road twice - which in itself was abandonned until the mid 00's. They've long since been replaced though.

I'm also aware of this survivor on Merseyton Road...


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A very sun-bleached 40mph sign is also still hanging on, at the north side of Vauxhall Motors just after you've left the M53 too.


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That's interesting. I'd captured the 'docks' sign last year as this seems to be an older version. 'Portside North' appears to be newer apart from the grime. I had to climb through a bush to photograph it! I noticed looking in the other direction towards the M53 junction there are 3 tall posts in the trees, possibly concrete but minus any sign which i'm guessing was an original ADS for the motorway junction. It must have fell down pre 2009 as GSV doesn't capture it.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by haymansafc » Tue Jan 18, 2022 17:56

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That's interesting. I'd captured the 'docks' sign last year as this seems to be an older version. 'Portside North' appears to be newer apart from the grime. I had to climb through a bush to photograph it! I noticed looking in the other direction towards the M53 junction there are 3 tall posts in the trees, possibly concrete but minus any sign which i'm guessing was an original ADS for the motorway junction. It must have fell down pre 2009 as GSV doesn't capture it.
Generally speaking, that 'island' of trees and shrubbery to the north east corner of Junction 8 isn't maintained very well. That was the case way back in 2001 when I started working on Portside North, just around the corner and down the embankment from there. It's only when you approach the roundabout, is all the foliage cut back away from the kerbside.

I know the posts you're talking about! No, they're not concrete but they're rusted enough to give that impression! It was indeed an ADS. When I first started working down there, it was still the original sign for the M531, with the '1' having long since been patched over in both directions. It was half-overgrown 20 years ago. It was gone by around 2006/7, never replaced but the posts remain there to this day. About the best Google Streetview shot I can get of them is this. It was around the same time the last surviving 'M531' signs at Junction 8 which have been pictured here on SABRE in it's early days in this incarnation were confined to the history books.

I recall Poole Hall Industrial Estate, off junction 7, had at least blue bordered direction signs that I clearly remember but again these were removed around 2006/7 time, just predating streetview sadly.

This ancient oddity survives on Hope Farm Road which I pass most mornings... I remember it from my childhood. What makes it even more of an unusual survivor is that the lamp post it's on only dates back to around 2010 - the sign was simply reattached.
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Then there's this, which you'll find just off the A5117 D2 section at Elton:
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A matter of yards away from that you'll come across this blue bordered classic:
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Poole Lane has this, but we're now onto Stanlow Oil Refinery territory (simply referred to as 'Shell', locally). I'm not entirely sure if this is private land or not, but it's another sign that's been there for as long as I can remember.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Chris56000 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 17:32

Hi!

Telford and Wrekin Council have finally, only 7½ years after I went into Southwater House in person to grumble about it, finally replaced that huge ancient green monster patched goodness–knows how many times, on concrete posts (but no death prongs tho!) approaching Ketley Interchange s/b on the A5223 at M54 J6 :–

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. . .and apart from the junction numbers on the blue Motorway Panels being omitted, there's nothing wrong with it!

(Admittedly the junction numbers are optional tho', Lancashire, Worcestershire, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Telford & Wrekin, amongst others, customarily don't use them on replacement ADS for motorway junctions on all–purpose roads)

T and W Council have replaced the signage for the M54/A5 at Clubbley Interchange (J7) as well, and here they are perfect Guildford Rules replacements – this junction wasn't so much a case of "Manky Signs", more like "Gone Signs!" – the Wrekin/Little Wenlock side of J7 on the unclassified road had no sign for at least seven years – all the time I lived in Oakengates and went to Much Wenlock via this junction there was only one forlorn leaning–over post where the original sign had been!

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Jan 22, 2022 19:47

haymansafc wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 17:56
Rambo wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 17:16
That's interesting. I'd captured the 'docks' sign last year as this seems to be an older version. 'Portside North' appears to be newer apart from the grime. I had to climb through a bush to photograph it! I noticed looking in the other direction towards the M53 junction there are 3 tall posts in the trees, possibly concrete but minus any sign which i'm guessing was an original ADS for the motorway junction. It must have fell down pre 2009 as GSV doesn't capture it.
Generally speaking, that 'island' of trees and shrubbery to the north east corner of Junction 8 isn't maintained very well. That was the case way back in 2001 when I started working on Portside North, just around the corner and down the embankment from there. It's only when you approach the roundabout, is all the foliage cut back away from the kerbside.

I know the posts you're talking about! No, they're not concrete but they're rusted enough to give that impression! It was indeed an ADS. When I first started working down there, it was still the original sign for the M531, with the '1' having long since been patched over in both directions. It was half-overgrown 20 years ago. It was gone by around 2006/7, never replaced but the posts remain there to this day. About the best Google Streetview shot I can get of them is this. It was around the same time the last surviving 'M531' signs at Junction 8 which have been pictured here on SABRE in it's early days in this incarnation were confined to the history books.

I recall Poole Hall Industrial Estate, off junction 7, had at least blue bordered direction signs that I clearly remember but again these were removed around 2006/7 time, just predating streetview sadly.

This ancient oddity survives on Hope Farm Road which I pass most mornings... I remember it from my childhood. What makes it even more of an unusual survivor is that the lamp post it's on only dates back to around 2010 - the sign was simply reattached.

HopeFarm.png


Then there's this, which you'll find just off the A5117 D2 section at Elton:

A5117.png


A matter of yards away from that you'll come across this blue bordered classic:

4bc14bac-8ea6-49d9-a254-a42459dfcc47.png


Poole Lane has this, but we're now onto Stanlow Oil Refinery territory (simply referred to as 'Shell', locally). I'm not entirely sure if this is private land or not, but it's another sign that's been there for as long as I can remember.
That's a strange double dead end road sign! I think that Chester Zoo sign had blew down when i passed the other day.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Jan 22, 2022 19:50

A couple recently captured along the A550 at Penyffordd. I wonder how long these will last as those just down the road at the junction with the A5104 were brand new with Lattix posts.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by TS » Sat Jan 29, 2022 21:08

This sign isn't too manky but I think it's quite an old symbol for a bicycle. It's on the railway bridge of Farnborough Road, immediately alongside Farnborough Main railway station.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Tue Feb 01, 2022 11:33

This is a bit battered, slightly manky and certainly looks to have some age:
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It could possibly also qualify for the Rare Roadsigns thread as I don't think that there are many of these signs left that purely warn of approaching a hospital. I don't recall seeing any new examples of this sign.

I'm sure that the intention is/was to be aware of ambulances and for ambulance crews to switch off their sirens so as not to cause unnecessary noise. It seems that modern hospital signs are just for directions.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Wed Feb 02, 2022 16:17

Kevin Roads wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 11:33
This is a bit battered, slightly manky and certainly looks to have some age:

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It could possibly also qualify for the Rare Roadsigns thread as I don't think that there are many of these signs left that purely warn of approaching a hospital. I don't recall seeing any new examples of this sign.

I'm sure that the intention is/was to be aware of ambulances and for ambulance crews to switch off their sirens so as not to cause unnecessary noise. It seems that modern hospital signs are just for directions.
There is one near me along with a blue bordered direction sign just before it with the words 'General Hospital (Accident Unit)'. Not sure if they're rare or not but not something i have noticed much when driving.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Fri Feb 04, 2022 08:50

Another battered sign for a railway-station; lots of these seem to make the grade for this thread:
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:17

One that I've been meaning to get for a while:
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Post by Kevin Roads » Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:52

This one is showing the result of being exposed to the weather:
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Post by Kevin Roads » Fri Feb 04, 2022 13:34

Old:
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Post by Rambo » Fri Feb 04, 2022 18:00

Kevin Roads wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:17
One that I've been meaning to get for a while:

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Nice one. I've passed that Nebo sign many times on the way to mid Wales and it seems the council have never given it a clean.

A recent one from me. Along the B5429. It looks as if somebody has tried to spray out the English spelling.
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Post by Rambo » Tue Feb 08, 2022 16:41

More Wirral classics
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Post by Kevin Roads » Wed Feb 09, 2022 20:05

Elderly signs for elderly people:
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Thu Feb 10, 2022 09:52

TS wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 21:08
This sign isn't too manky but I think it's quite an old symbol for a bicycle. It's on the railway bridge of Farnborough Road, immediately alongside Farnborough Main railway station.
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That's just very botched! Great find.
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