Road Sign, Ashill, Somerset

Road Sign, Ashill, Somerset
Photograph taken 10 January 2003 © Mr Tony Ovens. Source Historic England Archive ref: 263908

This road sign was made in the early 20th century. It reads 'ASHILL/PLEASE DRIVE/SLOWLY'. This shows that traffic speeding through villages is not a modern problem, but has been happening since the early days of motoring. In this case the main road was diverted around the village in 1926-27.


Somerset Ashill


1920s (1920 - 1929)


sign road transport 1920s (1920 - 1929)