TQ0058 : Road sign in Heathside Road

taken 5 months ago, near to Woking, Surrey, Great Britain

Road sign in Heathside Road
Road sign in Heathside Road
When it comes to road signs, simple is best. They are something we take for granted. Indeed, they date back to the Roman Empire. The Via Appia, begun in 312 BC had milestones placed at regular intervals. One of the earliest organized signing systems was developed by the Italian Touring Club in the 1890ís. In 1909, nine European governments chose four pictorial symbol signs to be used as a standard in those countries. In the UK, graphic designers Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert created new signs based on a system whereby circular signs commanded triangular signs warned and rectangles informed. Today signs are retro-reflective: they are composed of special plastics that contain millions of small prismatic beads.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 December, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 December, 2021
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0084 5839 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.9417N 0:33.2678W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0087 5839
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