Road signs in and around Swindon – mostly…
A largely pictorial post featuring various old road signs. Some in Swindon and some slightly further afield. For no other reason than that they have lasted this long so it’s just feels like a nice thing to have some pictures of them here. Seems like a good enough excuse to me.
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Swindon signs: Here are some Swindon signs from various points in and around the town. In no particular order there is: County Road, new and one rather rusty and forlorn old one, the old post to Semington that lives on Canal walk and a nice snowy one in Upper Stratton. A very old post on the road from Commonhead to Coate and a lovely traditional one between Hinton Parva and Bishopstone.
Okay then – so who remember furlongs and yards? I can just about remember furlongs in the measurement table in my school exercise books. Along with Pecks and Bushels … anyway – here is a fabulous old milestone in the Savernake Forest, Marlborough.
This lovely old beauty is on the old Marlborough rd near The Spotted Cow:
Some signs from roads between Slough and London: A lovely old one in Langley near Slough with Hyde Park on it…1741.
The other one is on the old A4 at Slough….the A 4 is an ancient thoroughfare and was the main route from the west to London long before the M4 was built.
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