Honiton to Taunton
At Dunkeswell Aerodrome, opened as R.A.F. Dunkeswell in 1943, I came upon a raft of grounded banana vans.
Cheers, Colin. Many thanks Colin - thank heavens you are still fit and able to share with us your days out.
Blue-on-white enamel signs were common on the GWR in the late nineteenth century. I have a 'Ladies Waiting Room' done in the same style, which came from Praze and probably dates from the opening of the line (1887). By 1900 all signs on doors and gates etc. were of cast iron, produced at the Swindon foundry. The Perranporth branch (1903/5) had all cast iron signs, so the change must have happened around 1890-1900. I have 'Waiting Room' from Shepherds (it cost me 2/6) and it is cast iron in the style of GW signal box nameplates. Another common enamelled sign which survived into the 1960s in many places was SEASON TICKETS MUST BE SHEWN HERE (note the archaism)-this spelling was GW standard on all documents till 1948!
Roy Many thanks Roy. N.B. Roy lives in Rangoon so I think the location of his valued collection is pretty safe!! (See example below)