Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Kevin Roads » Sat Oct 16, 2021 17:57

One from Rambo's patch (Runcorn):
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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Rambo » Sat Oct 16, 2021 22:41

Kevin Roads wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 17:57
One from Rambo's patch (Runcorn):
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nice find !

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:33

Thanks, Rambo. I spotted it whilst having a scout around Halton in May this year; I've just tried to find its location on StreetView but can't remember the spot, so if you are able to find it could you post a link, please? (my phone doesn't have the location tag thing switched on so I can't look at that).

Staying with Runcorn street features, I was going to post a photo of the Bass Brewery plaque that is (was) fixed to the bin on Church Street. If you have a look at this https://joethecockershikes.home.blog/20 ... mment-1258 and read the comment I posted then that saves me repeating it here.

I am fairly sure that the last time I saw the plaque was earlier this year and when I noticed it missing in September I Googled for info. The only Google-mention was on Joe The Cocker's site so I wonder if someone saw it on there and decided to go and take it? I think Joe The Cocker's reply that it may have been removed to 'save it' is optimistic at best: it was probably taken for a collection or to sell or, maybe less likely, for scrap.

Do you know the plaque, Rambo?

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Rambo » Sun Oct 17, 2021 21:12

Kevin Roads wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:33
Thanks, Rambo. I spotted it whilst having a scout around Halton in May this year; I've just tried to find its location on StreetView but can't remember the spot, so if you are able to find it could you post a link, please? (my phone doesn't have the location tag thing switched on so I can't look at that).

Staying with Runcorn street features, I was going to post a photo of the Bass Brewery plaque that is (was) fixed to the bin on Church Street. If you have a look at this https://joethecockershikes.home.blog/20 ... mment-1258 and read the comment I posted then that saves me repeating it here.

I am fairly sure that the last time I saw the plaque was earlier this year and when I noticed it missing in September I Googled for info. The only Google-mention was on Joe The Cocker's site so I wonder if someone saw it on there and decided to go and take it? I think Joe The Cocker's reply that it may have been removed to 'save it' is optimistic at best: it was probably taken for a collection or to sell or, maybe less likely, for scrap.

Do you know the plaque, Rambo?
Thats an interesting one and a new one on me. I'll certainly eep an eye out.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by the cheesecake man » Mon Oct 18, 2021 13:32

Kevin Roads wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 17:57
One from Rambo's patch (Runcorn):
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Why are football and cricket banned but other ball games allowed? :coat:

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by DavidNW9 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 23:47

If not for the Greater London Council above it, this would be a perfect pre-Worboys sign in Clapton, but made after 1967. It was a new phone and I didn't know how the zoom worked so I may go and do another.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Octaviadriver » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:21

I saw this sign in Cefn Coed near Merthyr Tydfil where the Taff Trail goes onto a narrow footpath before crossing the A465.
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On the other side of the sign is this
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This is the sign on street view
https://goo.gl/maps/oBBPBhV7ATW3aABb6
And from the other side
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I'd be surprised if you could ride a motorbike along that path as it's only just wide enough for a pushbike and there's a barrier just around the corner to prevent a motorbike from passing anyway.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by DavidNW9 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 21:05

That looks like something made by the residents to deal with a specific problem. The council never make signs with random designs like that and it's probably fairly new.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Rambo » Thu Oct 28, 2021 18:53

Ok, nothing very interesting here but this https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4074001 ... 312!8i6656 cast iron post is still there locally to me. The wooden board has now gone. I have no idea what it used to say but looks council installed from many moons ago. Perhaps just the street name?

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Chris5156 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 20:07

Rambo wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 18:53
Ok, nothing very interesting here but this https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4074001 ... 312!8i6656 cast iron post is still there locally to me. The wooden board has now gone. I have no idea what it used to say but looks council installed from many moons ago. Perhaps just the street name?
My guess would be the street name, yes - I’ve seen other street name signs elsewhere in a similar style.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by DavidNW9 » Tue Dec 21, 2021 16:39

Here's a nice one near Welwyn. It is mounted on a wooden backing but the fixings can't be seen from the front so I'm not sure what holds it on but it clearly works.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by DavidNW9 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 01:30

Oops, I made a repeat. Here's one in Pinner I made earlier which I haven't posted already.

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Post by DavidNW9 » Thu Feb 17, 2022 18:39

Another uniquely worded sign spotted in Burnham.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Rambo » Mon Mar 07, 2022 17:54

I suspect this may be pre worboys era just by the Forth rail bridge, South Queensferry.
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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by swissferry » Mon Mar 07, 2022 20:12

Rambo wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 17:54
I suspect this may be pre worboys era just by the Forth rail bridge, South Queensferry.
The Ladies sign must be a contender for the shortest distance between sign and destination. However with it you at least have a chance of locating it from the Gents if you've got binoculars to hand.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Chris5156 » Mon Mar 07, 2022 20:37

Rambo wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 17:54
I suspect this may be pre worboys era just by the Forth rail bridge, South Queensferry.
No, very much Worboys - that style of flag sign with angled ends was only introduced with the Worboys report, as was mixed-case lettering. The text is in Transport.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Rambo » Mon Mar 07, 2022 21:13

Rambo wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 17:54
I suspect this may be pre worboys era just by the Forth rail bridge, South Queensferry.
Ah thanks for clarifying. Just thought it may have been with the raised letters.

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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Mar 07, 2022 23:14

Rambo wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 21:13
Rambo wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 17:54
I suspect this may be pre worboys era just by the Forth rail bridge, South Queensferry.
Ah thanks for clarifying. Just thought it may have been with the raised letters.
Has always been a permitted option post-1964, seen most regularly with footpath signs: https://www.picfair.com/pics/07791820-a ... tpath-sign
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Post by Rambo » Sun Apr 03, 2022 20:15

Captured off the promenade at Wallasey along the Mersey
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Re: Council and private signs from pre-Worboys era

Post by DavidNW9 » Sun Apr 03, 2022 21:39

Three in Essex, I'm tempted to classify the Audley End one as pre-Worboys as it's at the entrance to a public park. I've found a few like the Uttlesford ones before, which is odd as it only appears to have existed since 1967.

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