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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Rambo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 21:54

The old faded T junction sign that i posted last year near me has a newer give way sign beyond it. My thoughts are that it has been forgotten about as it is partially hidden when trees are in leaf.

I don't seem to see many of the newer style ones but this one i pass regularly. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3701504 ... 384!8i8192

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Kevin Roads » Fri Jan 14, 2022 21:59

Here's another of the newer ones, Rambo https://maps.app.goo.gl/eA1NV7zFXub6BUFv6 although it should be a standard 'side road' sign. It was only put in after the mini roundabout was installed (last year, I think).

There's a correct sign for the junction when approaching from the opposite direction https://maps.app.goo.gl/Tf5XjN1bfeAFXsab9

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Fri Jan 14, 2022 22:50

Talking of rare signs - According to "Know Your Traffic Signs", the "worded warning sign" can, as well as things like "Ford" and "Gate" that we've all seen, read "No smoking". I've never seen one of these. I can't see why it would ever be installed as a permanent sign. I've seen "no smoking" signs around roadworks for gas main works, but never as a red triangle road sign - usually just the crossed out cigarette in a circle. Has anyone seen one of these?

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Big Nick » Wed Jan 19, 2022 18:48

Just remembered an unusual sign I saw at Christmas. Completely forgot about it as it was a very long stressful journey.

We were coming down the A19/A168 near Thirsk and there was something about an Aviation Control Zone... :-? :?:

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Big L » Wed Jan 19, 2022 18:59

Big Nick wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 18:48
Just remembered an unusual sign I saw at Christmas. Completely forgot about it as it was a very long stressful journey.

We were coming down the A19/A168 near Thirsk and there was something about an Aviation Control Zone... :-? :?:
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Pilgrim Dan » Wed Jan 19, 2022 20:27

Big L wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 18:59
Big Nick wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 18:48
Just remembered an unusual sign I saw at Christmas. Completely forgot about it as it was a very long stressful journey.

We were coming down the A19/A168 near Thirsk and there was something about an Aviation Control Zone... :-? :?:
Avian flu?
Avian flu sign shown in first picture of this article
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Big Nick » Wed Jan 19, 2022 21:36

Pilgrim Dan wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 20:27
Big L wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 18:59
Big Nick wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 18:48
Just remembered an unusual sign I saw at Christmas. Completely forgot about it as it was a very long stressful journey.

We were coming down the A19/A168 near Thirsk and there was something about an Aviation Control Zone... :-? :?:
Avian flu?
Avian flu sign shown in first picture of this article
That looks very similar. Thanks!

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by swissferry » Sat Jan 22, 2022 20:01

Not a road sign per se, but a rare sign beside the M74: a direction sign to a Lucy Box. I don't recall seeing a sign like it elsewhere. Do others exist?

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by SouthWest Philip » Sat Jan 22, 2022 21:36

swissferry wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 20:01
Not a road sign per se, but a rare sign beside the M74: a direction sign to a Lucy Box. I don't recall seeing a sign like it elsewhere. Do others exist?
What is a Lucy Box?

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by swissferry » Sat Jan 22, 2022 22:00

SouthWest Philip wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 21:36
swissferry wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 20:01
Not a road sign per se, but a rare sign beside the M74: a direction sign to a Lucy Box. I don't recall seeing a sign like it elsewhere. Do others exist?
What is a Lucy Box?
I believe its an electricity box.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Sat Jan 22, 2022 22:28

swissferry wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 22:00
SouthWest Philip wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 21:36
swissferry wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 20:01
Not a road sign per se, but a rare sign beside the M74: a direction sign to a Lucy Box. I don't recall seeing a sign like it elsewhere. Do others exist?
What is a Lucy Box?
I believe its an electricity box.
I guess it's this box (next to the fence - and probably connected to the transformer on the pole in the field) - the sign is telling you not to try and climb up the bank, but to go to the end of the cutting and walk back along the top. Presumably access is needed rarely enough that it's not worth constructing steps up to it.

It seems a bit odd to specify "walk 200m" - presumably the person needing access arrived in a vehicle, so it would make more sense to move their vehicle 200m along the road then walk back rather than walking 400m there and back.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Big Nick » Sun Jan 23, 2022 00:00

SouthWest Philip wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 21:36
swissferry wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 20:01
Not a road sign per se, but a rare sign beside the M74: a direction sign to a Lucy Box. I don't recall seeing a sign like it elsewhere. Do others exist?
What is a Lucy Box?
The biggest makers of roadside electricity boxes and streetlamps in the early days were the Lucy Foundry in Oxford from around 1905. Today Lucy Group Ltd still produce modern versions of these boxes.
https://www.lucyzodion.com/

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Kevin Roads » Tue Feb 01, 2022 13:52

A sign and plate newly-installed on the road out of Bethel as part of the Caernarfon bypass works. The sign probably isnt too uncommon but there can't be many plates with this wording, certainly not brand-new installations:
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The glider site is background-right in this photo; I tried to get the windsock but couldn't squeeze it in.

There did not used to be any signs for this but the bypass will run under the approach/overshoot, hence the need for warning. I didn't know of this site before seeing this new sign but I believe it's microlights rather than gliders. I would expect there to be similar signs on the main bypass carriageway as well.

Edit: It's Cae Mawr airfield, operated by the Snowdonia Light Flyers Club. A good aerial photo on their site that shows how close the new bypass will be to their site https://www.snowdonialightflyers.club/where-we-are
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by TS » Wed Feb 02, 2022 09:35

I can't say I've seen too many No Motorcycles sign.
https://goo.gl/maps/TDG8Yycdm8NEUfhB6

Are there many of these about?

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Wed Feb 02, 2022 09:45

Kevin Roads wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 13:52
A sign and plate newly-installed on the road out of Bethel as part of the Caernarfon bypass works. The sign probably isnt too uncommon but there can't be many plates with this wording, certainly not brand-new installations:

20220201_132802.jpg

The glider site is background-right in this photo; I tried to get the windsock but couldn't squeeze it in.

There did not used to be any signs for this but the bypass will run under the approach/overshoot, hence the need for warning. I didn't know of this site before seeing this new sign but I believe it's microlights rather than gliders. I would expect there to be similar signs on the main bypass carriageway as well.
Love the Welsh respelling and pluralisation of the loanword. 🙂. Kind of reminds me of the service station we passed that advertised "Brêcs, Teiars, Siocs, Egsosts". 😂
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by multiraider2 » Sun Feb 20, 2022 11:06

Is "Beware of Waves" a unique qualifying plate? If not it must be rare. Shown here at Porthmellon. Qualifying a Diag. 555 rather than a Diag. 562. Allowing of course that there is another one approaching from the other direction. Follow the road down in this time-frame and it's high tide and you can see the beach material deposited on the road.
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by multiraider2 » Thu Mar 24, 2022 13:43

Found another No motorcyles sign
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Octaviadriver » Thu Mar 24, 2022 14:54

Kevin Roads wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 13:52
A sign and plate newly-installed on the road out of Bethel as part of the Caernarfon bypass works. The sign probably isn't too uncommon but there can't be many plates with this wording, certainly not brand-new installations:

20220201_132802.jpg
There's another one on the A449 southbound between the Raglan junction and the Usk junction.

https://goo.gl/maps/Nd2FWsgtL6jHVJ9DA

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Thu Mar 24, 2022 18:29

Octaviadriver wrote:
Thu Mar 24, 2022 14:54
Kevin Roads wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 13:52
A sign and plate newly-installed on the road out of Bethel as part of the Caernarfon bypass works. The sign probably isn't too uncommon but there can't be many plates with this wording, certainly not brand-new installations:

20220201_132802.jpg
There's another one on the A449 southbound between the Raglan junction and the Usk junction.

https://goo.gl/maps/Nd2FWsgtL6jHVJ9DA
I love the way that the Welsh word for gliders is the English word re-spelled and pluralised in the Welsh way 😊
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by RichardA626 » Thu Mar 24, 2022 22:06

Chris Bertram wrote:
Thu Mar 24, 2022 18:29
Octaviadriver wrote:
Thu Mar 24, 2022 14:54
Kevin Roads wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 13:52
A sign and plate newly-installed on the road out of Bethel as part of the Caernarfon bypass works. The sign probably isn't too uncommon but there can't be many plates with this wording, certainly not brand-new installations:

20220201_132802.jpg
There's another one on the A449 southbound between the Raglan junction and the Usk junction.

https://goo.gl/maps/Nd2FWsgtL6jHVJ9DA
I love the way that the Welsh word for gliders is the English word re-spelled and pluralised in the Welsh way 😊
It seems to be common for loan words, a Pwdding sign amused me & my Dad in a Welsh Sainsbury's once.
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