Old blue street signs

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polo
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Postby polo » Fri 17 May, 2013 1:15 pm

hi all.
I was wondering how many of the old blue street signs are left around leeds the ones with white writing.
I only ever saw one until yesterday then i saw another 2 albeit on on each side of the same building (but different adresses) I would love to know if there are anymore around leeds.
Oh yeah the ones i know about are highbury terrace and highbury .... something cant remember and westbourne ....?? its off rowland road though ill post the links on street view when i ca access it.
thanks polo
polo
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Postby polo » Fri 17 May, 2013 1:22 pm

http://goo.gl/maps/SLkpn Highbury road.

http://goo.gl/maps/s3sHU Highbury terrace

http://goo.gl/maps/UtRKR Westbourne place
LS1
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Postby LS1 » Fri 17 May, 2013 2:17 pm

http://goo.gl/maps/3u5f5 - Meanwood Road.

There are some in Chapel Allerton also at the back in the Hawthorne's I think.
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Postby kango » Fri 17 May, 2013 6:30 pm

This one at Cross Flatts park.


http://goo.gl/maps/l75ss


...And just off Dewsbury Rd.


http://goo.gl/maps/50v8Q

polo
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Postby polo » Sat 18 May, 2013 1:39 pm

Oh WHAT !! I must have passed them both literally hundreds of times I used to live on the marleys behind the nosters I feel quite embarrassed now *hangs head in shame*
Oh well thats what this site is for eh
Thanks peeps
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Brunel
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Postby Brunel » Sat 18 May, 2013 6:17 pm

These blue signs are probably Vitreous Enamel, glass powder fused on to the metal backing.

All done at red heat.
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Postby Jogon » Tue 21 May, 2013 10:35 am

Brunel wrote:
These blue signs are probably Vitreous Enamel, glass powder fused on to the metal backing.

All done at red heat.

I always wondered what that meant.
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Postby jonleeds » Tue 21 May, 2013 9:37 pm

There is one of them old signs, I think its a cast iron one, that has a pointing hand on Oakfield Terrace just off Broadgate Lane in Horsforth. The sign says 'Back Road'. I wonder how many of these still remain?    
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Postby Tasa » Sat 25 May, 2013 10:53 pm

Just noticed this one on Google Street View while looking for something else - Hyde Park Villas (which is on Back Midland Road):

http://goo.gl/maps/wmhHh

The only map I could find that referred to the building as Hyde Park Villas was dated 1890. Does anyone know how old these blue signs are?


    
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Postby Brunel » Fri 19 Jul, 2013 9:34 am

Another one. LS8
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