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Re: Manky Signs

Post by traffic-light-man » Wed Dec 02, 2020 13:59

Another batch of (albeit skinny) blue borders looking a little rustic now, with some obsolete destinations.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Wed Dec 02, 2020 21:45

traffic-light-man wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 13:59
Another batch of (albeit skinny) blue borders looking a little rustic now, with some obsolete destinations.
Great to see them still around. A bit of a clean and they'd look brand new!

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Thu Dec 03, 2020 20:15

This one i discovered recently heading out of the Winwick Quay business / industrial area back towards the A574/ A49. I'm pretty sure the area was developed in the mid 80's so could well date back to then.
I'm beginning to think that somebody at Warrington highways dept has a penchant for manky / old signs judging by how many are still around the town.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Dave908 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:40

This one is still in situ in Moss Bank and looking even worse now.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Dec 07, 2020 22:15

Another one not too far from me is this Warrington 'New Town' sign near Birchwood park. complete with wire dangling !
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Dec 08, 2020 17:35

Eccles.. i have never seen so many decrepit warning/order signs in one area. The place was full of them. Here were a few that i captured.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by traffic-light-man » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:10

Here's a couple more, one of which I know has definitely been shared before but I thought was worthy of another mention!
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Wed Dec 09, 2020 14:29

traffic-light-man wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:10
Here's a couple more, one of which I know has definitely been shared before but I thought was worthy of another mention!
No waiting signs are quite rare these days.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Fri Dec 11, 2020 18:14

Ellesmere Circle. Trafford Park. Looks like it may have lost a support at some point and is now attached to a lamp post.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Chris5156 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 21:38

Rambo wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 18:14
Ellesmere Circle. Trafford Park. Looks like it may have lost a support at some point and is now attached to a lamp post.
It's quite common for signs to be mounted this way - why install a second pole when there's a light column in the right place?

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 22:18

Chris5156 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 21:38
Rambo wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 18:14
Ellesmere Circle. Trafford Park. Looks like it may have lost a support at some point and is now attached to a lamp post.
It's quite common for signs to be mounted this way - why install a second pole when there's a light column in the right place?
It's alright until the column gets steel fatigue and then the sign behaves as a sail when it's windy... several columns have collapsed because of it.

It's now not advised to mount signs larger than 0.3sq.m to a lighting column - indeed some manufacturers void their 15 year warranty if you do!
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Dec 14, 2020 19:18

Bryn666 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 22:18
Chris5156 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 21:38
Rambo wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 18:14
Ellesmere Circle. Trafford Park. Looks like it may have lost a support at some point and is now attached to a lamp post.
It's quite common for signs to be mounted this way - why install a second pole when there's a light column in the right place?
It's alright until the column gets steel fatigue and then the sign behaves as a sail when it's windy... several columns have collapsed because of it.

It's now not advised to mount signs larger than 0.3sq.m to a lighting column - indeed some manufacturers void their 15 year warranty if you do!
I'd suspect a sign of this size wouldn't be suitable to hang from a lamp pole these days then. I'm surprised this one still is!

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Dec 15, 2020 20:15

A couple of oldies in the Withington area of Manchester. The second one looks in reasonable condition however it looked about 100 years old from the back.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by tom66 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 22:05

Not sure if anyone has posted this sign, but surely if you were to patch the sign to read A167M, you'd just replace the whole bloody thing given the state it is in...
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Thu Dec 17, 2020 13:11

Hi all

This is my first post after much lurking and, consequently, taking a good look out for interesting road features. I spotted a pair of these https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/B44 ... 599476b97b when out the other week. I did a search and couldn't find any mention of them on the forum.
How old are they likely to be?

I've spotted quite a few old signs so will post some more soon.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Thu Dec 17, 2020 13:18

There's also a pair of these https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Coe ... e7f7f257b1 on the same road as my earlier post.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Thu Dec 17, 2020 13:22

Aaagh! Just checked the links in my previous posts. How can I get the Google map link to show the intended place on the road, please?

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Big L » Thu Dec 17, 2020 17:20

Kevin Roads wrote:
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Aaagh! Just checked the links in my previous posts. How can I get the Google map link to show the intended place on the road, please?
(Assuming you are using a PC) Use Google Maps website, and get to the exact view you want. Highlight the address in the address bar, copy it (ctrl-C) and paste it here eg. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Coe ... -4.0030817 or better yet, use the

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by traffic-light-man » Thu Dec 17, 2020 18:57

A couple of oldies that I spotted today.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Thu Dec 17, 2020 20:00

Thanks for the reply, BigL.

I'm using a Samsung tablet: I've noticed that the lat & long in the address bar doesn't change as I move along to the point that I want to be linked in Street View. Am I missing something obvious or is a "feature' of tablets?

Thanks.

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