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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Fri Jan 15, 2021 17:34

Ok, just one more https://maps.app.goo.gl/BXs9qHVUMgi45Urc8

I think these are fairly old?

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by nowster » Fri Jan 15, 2021 17:38

linuxrocks wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 15:22
I don't know if this is real or not (Not the sign, the grass) https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2021/01/14/en ... ing-grass/ (NSFW)
That's quite common on council boundaries in England too.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 19:57

Kevin Roads wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 16:33
Last one for the moment https://maps.app.goo.gl/KGx9hgGqgBaJ7QUw6.
Some good finds there Kevin. I especially like the blue bordered 'Port Penrhyn' sign.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 20:03

One from me tonight. Old T junction sign fairly local to me.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Fri Jan 15, 2021 20:17

Thanks, Rambo. I'm having a glut of posting after finally getting the StreetView links working.

There are loads of old signs - particularly blue-bordered of varying styles and vintages - around here in North Wales; all the ones I've posted are just what I've noted when driving around. I passed the Porth Penrhyn one just today.

I'll try and get some more up in the next few days - I'll pace myself.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Big L » Fri Jan 15, 2021 20:29

nowster wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 17:38
linuxrocks wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 15:22
I don't know if this is real or not (Not the sign, the grass) https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2021/01/14/en ... ing-grass/ (NSFW)
That's quite common on council boundaries in England too.
The signs are frequently not at the actual border though.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sat Jan 16, 2021 14:34

Another battered blue-bordered example https://maps.app.goo.gl/DpEvLAxV5TWHSY7q7 I pass this one fairly often and it's a bit mankier now than when this pic was taken.

The A55 has a surprising number of blue-bordered signs, both on the carriageway and at the end of sliproads and the like.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Jan 17, 2021 18:51

Not sure of the age of these internally-lit signs https://maps.app.goo.gl/Lo7LPkKREHLq9JLH9 but I believe they aren't made or installed any longer.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sun Jan 17, 2021 18:56

Kevin Roads wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 14:34
Another battered blue-bordered example https://maps.app.goo.gl/DpEvLAxV5TWHSY7q7 I pass this one fairly often and it's a bit mankier now than when this pic was taken.

The A55 has a surprising number of blue-bordered signs, both on the carriageway and at the end of sliproads and the like.
I've passed that one several times but owing to it's location have been unable to capture it !

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sun Jan 17, 2021 18:57

Noticed these specimens at Fiddlers Ferry marina on a recent walk. They look unusually placed but they actually face oncoming vehicles crossing a canal bridge behind me.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Jan 17, 2021 19:08

Nice catch, Rambo. The 'Car driving into water' sign is fairly uncommon, I think; that particular one is properly manky as well.

They do seem unsually placed; as you say, they are facing traffic driving across the canal bridge so one would hope that a driver would be aware of where the canal's edge was, having just crossed it. Maybe the council/canal authority covering themselves?
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Glenn A » Sun Jan 17, 2021 19:34

The east end of Newcastle in the Walker era, not one of the more salubrious parts of the city, has several blue bordered local signs with faded lettering and traffic lights where the shades have almost faded to white.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Sun Jan 17, 2021 20:32

Most of the signs for Ysbyty Gwynedd - both on and just off the A55 - have blue borders. I won't post all of them but thought that this one is worth seeing https://maps.app.goo.gl/hu7JZ3vtGbVquPve9 - I wonder what is under the Porthaethwy patch?

Here's another double https://maps.app.goo.gl/HdJypGitnzQa8kUWA plus an internally-illuminated bollard.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Mon Jan 18, 2021 13:44

A proper old thick blue border here https://maps.app.goo.gl/nkwKXwMq6ZVai4fbA

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Mon Jan 18, 2021 14:27

An axle weight (2 or 3 Tons, can't make out which) https://maps.app.goo.gl/aKBzWZFqZYzot6cJA.

I think these went out of the TSRGD a while ago.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 20:22

Kevin Roads wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 14:27
An axle weight (2 or 3 Tons, can't make out which) https://maps.app.goo.gl/aKBzWZFqZYzot6cJA.

I think these went out of the TSRGD a while ago.
There is probably loads of obsolete stuff on these quiet country lanes. But are they still there? A lot of GSV images were recorded around 2009 but some of these places haven't had a visit since..

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 20:24

There are still quite a few axle weight limit signs on small bridges over the Bridgewater canal near me. What year did these become obsolete?
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 22:01

Axle weight vanished in 1994.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Scratchwood » Wed Jan 20, 2021 00:16

I hadn't realised such a thread existed! Not the worse example, but Google Street View does show how this sign on the A2018 approaching the Dartford Heath junction of the A2 has deteriorated badly over the last 10 years

2009 - https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4373832 ... 312!8i6656

2019 - https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4373887 ... 312!8i6656

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Kevin Roads » Wed Jan 20, 2021 09:40

Hi Rambo, yes, the quiet back roads are the best place for a chance of manky - and hopefully obsolete - sign-spotting. I chanced upon the axle weight sign that I posted whilst looking on StreetView for something else but I'll hopefully be down that way in a few weeks so will go and see if it's still standing; I'll post the result on here. All the other signs that I've posted are still there as I pass them fairly frequently.

I love the '6T' and 'No track laying vehicles ' combo, there can not be many of either of those individually standing, never mind together.

Bryn666: thanks for replying. Some of these signs must be well over 30 years old then, assuming they were put up sometime before 1994. Re blue-bordered signs: I'm sure I read that these became obsolete around the same time but some of them look relatively new. Do you know if some councils would have maybe inadvertently made new blue signs after the cut-off date?

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