It might not be to everybody's taste, but the subject of road numbering in Britain is surprisingly interesting. No, really! This section explores the alphanumeric designations of Great Britain's roads in detail, covering the way the separate numbering systems work for all-purpose roads and for motorways, how the system was created in the early twentieth century, and some of its curiosities. It also features a very enjoyable account of the numbering scheme, written when it was still something of a novelty.
- The photograph of the C14 signs appears courtesy of Mike Burns.