Cast Iron “PLAY STREET” Sign
“Play Streets” were first introduced to Britain in the 1930’s in London boroughs, then in the early 1960’s new legislation enabled local authorities to prohibit traffic on suitable roads to be used as playgrounds. Norfolk was one of the council areas which adopted the scheme to help children play safely near their homes.
This incredible cast iron sign hung on a wall in King’s Lynn, Norfolk (UK) and is a very rare reminder of a different time.
The 61cm x 61cm (2ft x 2ft) 1cm thick sign is almost as interesting on the back, which shows a later use of the same piece of metal. PLAY STREET, VEHICLES PROHIBITTED SUNRISE TO SUNSET UNLESS CALLING AT PREMISES IN THE STREET.
The age and wear of the raised lettering and border is just perfect, with hints of the original white paint. An extremely rare and totally original piece of British history.
Delivery is free to anywhere in Norfolk, courier costs can be discussed to other UK mainland destinations.