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This one in the car park next to the Co-op in Brecon is illegible. It informs you that season tickets are not valid in this car park.
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Chris5156 wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 10:16 NO WORKS TRAFFIC

It's not clear what this was ever for!
Works!
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The A43 around Brackley and Towcester has a remarkable crop of prominent blue-bordered signs, considering it's a trunk road.

Here are just a few examples. I'd struggle to think of another trunk route with so many signs past their final removal date that are still in situ.
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It's not clear what this was ever for!
Works!
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Knew I must have missed something :laugh:
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Chris5156 wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 13:09 The A43 around Brackley and Towcester has a remarkable crop of prominent blue-bordered signs, considering it's a trunk road.

Here are just a few examples. I'd struggle to think of another trunk route with so many signs past their final removal date that are still in situ.
Big L wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 11:15
It's not clear what this was ever for!
Works!
Obviously.
Knew I must have missed something :laugh:
I guess the ones in and around the Brackley area date from the bypass opening date of 1987? So not the oldest blue bordered ones on the system, and so not in the worst condition.
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Chris5156 wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 13:09 The A43 around Brackley and Towcester has a remarkable crop of prominent blue-bordered signs, considering it's a trunk road.

Here are just a few examples. I'd struggle to think of another trunk route with so many signs past their final removal date that are still in situ.
Big L wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 11:15
It's not clear what this was ever for!
Works!
Obviously.
Knew I must have missed something :laugh:
I noticed a lot of blue bordered along there last year and wondered this myself. The only other trunk road i can think of is the A55. That still has quite a lot of blue bordereds knocking about.
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Went past this one today. This must have been installed when the M69 replaced the A46. I would be interested to see what is hidden beneath Milton Keynes.
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Truvelo wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 22:08 Went past this one today. This must have been installed when the M69 replaced the A46. I would be interested to see what is hidden beneath Milton Keynes.
Dunstable would have been the next primary destination on the A5 when that sign went up. So my money is on either Dunstable or London.

Interestingly, looking at the OS route finding maps on Sabre Maps, the 1972 and 1974 editions highlight primary destinations, but in 1973 they didn't for some reason.
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SouthWest Philip wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 22:19
Truvelo wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 22:08 Went past this one today. This must have been installed when the M69 replaced the A46. I would be interested to see what is hidden beneath Milton Keynes.
Dunstable would have been the next primary destination on the A5 when that sign went up. So my money is on either Dunstable or London.

Interestingly, looking at the OS route finding maps on Sabre Maps, the 1972 and 1974 editions highlight primary destinations, but in 1973 they didn't for some reason.
I think they said London - the "M. Keynes" plate isn't long enough for "Dunstable", but then what is THIS one hiding?

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Bryn666 wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 00:05I think they said London - the "M. Keynes" plate isn't long enough for "Dunstable", but then what is THIS one hiding?

https://maps.app.goo.gl/ssCwE56WmjPNpFwT6
“London par Route Nationale”? ;)
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Chris5156 wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 08:52
Bryn666 wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 00:05I think they said London - the "M. Keynes" plate isn't long enough for "Dunstable", but then what is THIS one hiding?

https://maps.app.goo.gl/ssCwE56WmjPNpFwT6
“London par Route Nationale”? ;)
You jest but... badly phrased and positioned signs like this exist: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KbEFeEdV4wGdZ4R78
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Old sign in western terminus of M54
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Komi san wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 22:49 Old sign in western terminus of M54
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yzejb6NCpNw7RfpNA?g_st=ac
Welcome to Telford. Manky signs with numerous patches are the rule rather than the exception in this borough.
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Komi san wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 22:49 Old sign in western terminus of M54
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yzejb6NCpNw7RfpNA?g_st=ac
Not Manky but up the slip road opposite it feels weird seeing a green sign for a B road

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.6916821 ... &entry=ttu
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wallmeerkat wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2024 09:12
Komi san wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 22:49 Old sign in western terminus of M54
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yzejb6NCpNw7RfpNA?g_st=ac
Not Manky but up the slip road opposite it feels weird seeing a green sign for a B road

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.6916821 ... &entry=ttu
That’s a botch in all sorts of interesting ways, not least the fact that it uses Motorway Permanent for the numbers :shock:
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Chris5156 wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2024 09:47
wallmeerkat wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2024 09:12
Komi san wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 22:49 Old sign in western terminus of M54
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yzejb6NCpNw7RfpNA?g_st=ac
Not Manky but up the slip road opposite it feels weird seeing a green sign for a B road

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.6916821 ... &entry=ttu
That’s a botch in all sorts of interesting ways, not least the fact that it uses Motorway Permanent for the numbers :shock:
Pity it got replaced because check out the chopsticks on this! https://maps.app.goo.gl/B3pzfKC414m6r8mY8
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Komi san wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 22:49 Old sign in western terminus of M54
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yzejb6NCpNw7RfpNA?g_st=ac
Most of the signs at that end of the M54 are in a disgraceful state.
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Still here on the A38 northbound in Devon.

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Norfolktolancashire wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 21:33 Still here on the A38 northbound in Devon.

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Nearing the point where the sign itself is so historic that it becomes an attraction in its own right. Just needs a car park and a gift shop :shock:
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Chris5156 wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 09:17
Norfolktolancashire wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 21:33 Still here on the A38 northbound in Devon.

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.4267039 ... &entry=ttu
Nearing the point where the sign itself is so historic that it becomes an attraction in its own right. Just needs a car park and a gift shop :shock:
Even more impressive when you consider all three places still exist
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