The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

Signs and street furniture in Exeter High Street (1926)

Signs and street furniture in Exeter High Street (1926)

The signs and street furniture that regulate and ease the movements of everyday life are striking in this view towards Exeter High Street in 1926. There traffic lights and white lines to control the growing number of motorcars and cyclists; a pedestrian waits patiently to cross the road; a helpful sign points towards the underground toilets just down Bedford Street — it wouldn’t do to be caught short, after all. And then there’s one of the police phone boxes, just in case of an emergency of a different kind.

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One comment on “Signs and street furniture in Exeter High Street (1926)

  1. David Cornforth
    July 12, 2015

    This is May 1929 as companion photos show election cars for that year.

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