Somerset shows the way 27 January 2021
Somerset County Council have started restoring the county’s many fingerposts to their former glory. Somerset resident JR offers a guided tour of some of the county's remarkable historic signposts.
Local signs for local people 26 August 2019
Blue-bordered “local” direction signs are rapidly disappearing from our roads. They had their problems - but also an awful lot of fans.
There's no such thing as Beesworth 14 June 2019
There's no such place as Beesworth. So why does this sign say there is?
Clear and legible 4 March 2017
A century ago, one short memorandum issued by the Ministry of Transport laid the groundwork for a system of standardised, uniform road signs and a great deal more.
Mixed Signals 2 February 2015
During the 1960s the UK developed some of the most sophisticated - and strange - electronic variable message signs anywhere in the world. How? And, just as importantly... why?
Emergency Diversion Routes 17 December 2011
Those funny black and yellow symbols are everywhere - and they might just get you back on track one day.
Driver Location Signs 22 January 2011
If you're on the motorway (in England at least) you might have noticed some funny blue signs down the side of the road. What are they for?
Pedestrian Crossings 16 July 2010
From Zebra to Pelican and beyond: the comprehensive history of the development of the humble pedestrian crossing.
From War to Worboys 14 October 2006
The tale of how British traffic signing developed between the Second World War and the mid-1960s, bringing us from a system designed at the turn of the century to the signs we still use today.
Old Signs 22 March 2002
Examples of the increasingly rare signs from before the big change-over in the mid 1960's.