Author Topic: Signs that made me chuckle  (Read 1622 times)

GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #15 on: 15:22:57, 28/01/19 »

I did a 6 mile walk around Belbroughton village today. It took a half hour longer than expected as there were around 6 of these signs which I studiously read....

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #16 on: 11:14:07, 29/01/19 »
Looks like the Worcestershire CC have air brushed out the nazi symbols and saved the text, because they are short of compositors.
I have to wonder where the horse riders are allowed, there are rights of way that they can use. If this is the tone of hospitality in that county and the direction it is moving then this is a sign that screams "We need the Scottish Land Reform Act in England's green and pleasant land".
And should we be asking, "Did those feet in ancient times be needy of a right of way"
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GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #17 on: 12:16:23, 29/01/19 »
Looks like the Worcestershire CC have air brushed out the nazi symbols and saved the text, because they are short of compositors.
I have to wonder where the horse riders are allowed, there are rights of way that they can use. If this is the tone of hospitality in that county and the direction it is moving then this is a sign that screams "We need the Scottish Land Reform Act in England's green and pleasant land".
And should we be asking, "Did those feet in ancient times be needy of a right of way"
I have to add though that the stiles gates and bridges are in excellent condition, at least those I accessed yesterday. The signs however just look a tad incongruous and are placed so you almost have to brush shoulders with them just to walk forwards.

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #18 on: 12:33:15, 29/01/19 »
They served their purpose - you read them!

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #19 on: 14:49:17, 29/01/19 »
I have to add though that the stiles gates and bridges are in excellent condition, at least those I accessed yesterday. The signs however just look a tad incongruous and are placed so you almost have to brush shoulders with them just to walk forwards.

When I got fiercely verbally abused, whilst squarely on a right of way, above Tregarron, I carried along my rightful way, with the landowners curses ringing in my ears and the all the gates on his land were well hung, latches worked perfectly, all oiled and in perfect conditioned. It was the occasion that first alerted me to be suspicious of the underlying hostility that was growing in the countryside.

3 decades earlier I would have been selling livestock to his father or other relatives in Welshpool Livestock auction, that was when I started to read the articles the landowners write that do not get onto the public platform.

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GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #20 on: 15:13:23, 29/01/19 »
The other curious thing was that good money had been spent on these signs but no where at this point (where this photo was taken) could I see a directional arrow to show me the footpath. I hesitated for a minute or two trying to figure out which side of a new fence I should be on..I had to double check the OS map.

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #21 on: 15:26:47, 29/01/19 »
I suspect that is a landowner's sign rarther than a Council Sign which tend to have a logo on them and the telephone number or web address of the Worcester Council would have been given.
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GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #22 on: 15:53:26, 29/01/19 »
I suspect that is a landowner's sign rarther than a Council Sign which tend to have a logo on them and the telephone number or web address of the Worcester Council would have been given.
I believe you are so right..On reading it again, It mentions WCC but doesn`t state it is posted by them.

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #23 on: 15:59:17, 29/01/19 »
It's one thing to put up a polite notice, and another to put up something that pretends to be official.
Make sure you deface it with a nice hard boot mark the next time you pass that way.

GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #24 on: 17:00:59, 29/01/19 »
It's one thing to put up a polite notice, and another to put up something that pretends to be official.
Make sure you deface it with a nice hard boot mark the next time you pass that way.
I might see if I can get hold of some of these..     https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/153215862440?chn=ps they are pricey though..I would glue them to the front of the sign somewhere.

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #25 on: 14:21:42, 30/01/19 »
I suspect I've posted this one on here before, but here goes...
Taken during a walk starting near the Thames at Bourne End.





GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #26 on: 14:42:51, 30/01/19 »
Bill Posters gets around doesn`t he  ???

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #27 on: 18:36:40, 30/01/19 »

Don't hear much of Bill Stickers these days :( perhaps he got posted
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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #28 on: 19:00:37, 30/01/19 »
Don't hear much of Bill Stickers these days :( perhaps he got posted

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Re: Signs that made me chuckle
« Reply #29 on: 19:29:02, 30/01/19 »
Don't hear much of Bill Stickers these days :( perhaps he got posted


Or prosecuted.