Saturday, 29 August 2009

Signs which stand the test of time

Continuing the historic road sign theme started by Jonathan Calder over at Liberal England, here is another Lincolnshire road sign photographed at Winterton this morning, originally erected by the former Lindsey County Council.

Having read Jonathan's reports of his tour of historic Lincolnshire this week we decided to have a day out around the marshland and villages of north Lincolnshire, along the south bank of the River Humber.

It is amazing the number of original road signs that have survived. As far as we know the yellow bellies do not have an equivalent to the Yorkshire Ridings Society, who have in the past spent much time repairing and restoring these traditional road signs, particularly in the West Riding, around Otley and Ilkley.

Lincolnshire is divided into three parts - Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey. Lindsey was divided into a North Riding, a South Riding and a West Riding. Holland and Kesteven were not.

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