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Title: Old technology
Post by: bradshaw on November 30, 2019, 04:01:43 pm
Managed to photograph this today; had been meaning to for ages. I have not seen many others.

Apologies, wrong image. Will try and get the right one!

Correct one at last.


Title: Re: Old technology
Post by: plymothian on November 30, 2019, 07:44:17 pm
Did the lights change when you stood on them?


Title: Re: Old technology
Post by: broadgage on November 30, 2019, 08:21:38 pm
They were common back in the old days when I was but a nipper.


Title: Re: Old technology
Post by: bobm on November 30, 2019, 08:36:29 pm
Remember them around Reading.  However they never seemed to last long before the rubber split and got ripped up by passing traffic. 


Title: Re: Old technology
Post by: bradshaw on November 30, 2019, 08:43:47 pm
This one was linked to the traffic lights allowing traffic from the north to join the main road in Bridport. The opening of Sea Road North and South, along the route of the Bridport to West Bay railway line, diverted the traffic away from this road. It has lain here unused since then.


Title: Re: Old technology
Post by: Bmblbzzz on November 30, 2019, 09:22:28 pm
For those who know the Stokes Croft area of Bristol, one of these can still be seen at the bottom of Sydenham Road near the junction with Nine Tree Hill and Stokes Croft; a junction that's now closed to motor vehicles from Sydenham Road and has been for over 20 years (I'm not entirely sure how long but I think it was in the 90s). Until less than 10 years ago, you could also see metal strip road markings there too. Those are now covered though, or perhaps removed.

https://goo.gl/maps/L8k6835FLNDnpbeX8


Title: Re: Old technology
Post by: martyjon on December 01, 2019, 09:31:30 am
Also near to one of Bristol's long running eyesore derelict buildings.


Title: Re: Old technology
Post by: Bmblbzzz on December 01, 2019, 06:38:07 pm
Redevelopment of the Carriageworks site started last year, preserving the facade of the Victorian workshop and totally demolishing the ugly 1960s office block (Westmoreland House? something like that) next to it. Which probably leaves Hamilton House as the ugliest building on Stokes Croft, but at least that's in use. For the moment anyway.



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