Can You Remember these Classic Old Janet & John Red Triangle Cast Metal Embossed Children Warning Signs From The 1950's ?
Well we would like to see them returned to our old villages for playgrounds and schools as well as any location where children are likely to be playing near to the road or driveway. These signs get noticed and attract a lot of attention. We can even make them reflective.
These beautiful very English Janet & John signs were a common sight when I was a boy. The children were deemed far too middle class & often referred to as the Grammar School Children as the artwork clearly showed respectable well brought up children. The school signs used the same Janet & John characters. These followed the earlier type Olympic torch for learning school signs of the 1940's & early 1950's.
Anyway, we would be delighted to see their return into historical Miss Marple type villages.
The Pre 1963 Prewarboy cast metal signs were the very best road traffic signs ever designed & constructed within Great Britain as they were embossed and could be forever refurbished to look as good as when they were new. You can still find them scattered around in various parts of the old British Empire as well a few locations within the UK.
They were even made reflective with glass cats eyes in red & clear glass which were silver backed.
With just a tap from a yard stick these old cast signs could alter in just seconds.