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Warning Sign/Ford

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Warning Sign/Ford
Ford sign Rolleston on Dove Derbyshire.JPG
The modern Ford sign
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From : pre-1964
To : present
Changes : 1964
Variants : Flood, Gate
Common Plates : Deep Water  • (in) x yds  • Unsuitable for Motor Vehicles

Pre-Worboys Sign

Pre Worboys signs often relied on wordy plates located below the red warning triangle to get their message across. In this case it is likely that the standard wording was 'Deep Ford'. Survivors are rare, this [1] example is in Lancashire.

Worboys Report Sign

Ford at Brook End - Geograph - 488825.jpg

Following the Worboys Report, most warning signs received symbols within the red triangle for quick and easy recognition. However, no symbol for 'Ford' was ever created, possibly because it is a difficult thing to depict! Instead, the word Ford was printed along the base of the white space inside the red triangle. The signs can be located as an advance warning, with a plate below giving the distance to the ford, or shortly before the ford giving the length of the ford, warnings to check the depth or a blue plate saying 'Unsuitable for motor vehicles'.

Irish Sign

The Irish do not appear to have a specific warning sign for fords, although they do have some fords in places.

Warning Sign/Ford
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Approaching the ford - Geograph - 1665447.jpgFord at Brook End - Geograph - 488825.jpgFord sign Rolleston on Dove Derbyshire.JPG
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