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):
20210508_134411.jpg
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):
20210508_134411.jpg
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
https://goo.gl/maps/r3CKKCfEWTK1ebZHA
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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