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Signs of Spring

- AONB heritage road signs get a spring clean

Tim Russell

Posted by Tim Russell on 17 April 2012

Signs of Spring Everything’s bursting into colour at the moment … the skies are blue, the clouds are fluffy, the hedgerows are bursting into colour and even our traditional road signs are getting a spring clean!

Somerset can proudly boast hanging onto (and maintaining) its wonderful heritage of iconic cast iron road signs. Some of these signs are around 100 years old and worthy of recognition. A project carried out in the Quantocks AONB a few years ago to restore a number of these old signs and add local junction names has lead to the signs being taken seriously and protected where possible. The project was a great success and has lead to other Protected Areas and Counties following suit. Somerset County Council are being extremely supportive in the protection of these signs and are currently carrying out an extensive cleaning and repainting scheme throughout the AONB. If you are aware of an old road sign near you in the AONB that needs some TLC let me know and I shall report its condition to the County Council.

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    17 Apr 12

    Sign at the end of Spaxton near Hawkridge Reservoir, had sign indicating Merridge partially eaten by council hedgetrimmer last year.

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    Katy Coate

    17 Apr 12

    Brilliant, thank you. I’ll let Tim know. - Georgie (Comms Officer)

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    17 May 12

    Gillian and Chris, we had an amazing day at St. Audries, your reaxeld, friendly nature and rigorous professionalism helped enormously.  You have captured images which form a wonderful record and will forever allow us to re-live our wedding day.With Kind Regards,Victoria & Phillip

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    10 Jun 12

    There’s definitely a lot more to be done, Somerset’s a great county but with more environmental and preservation work it could be so much better.

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