Wednesday, 28 September 2011


notice: any person not fastening this gate is liable to a penalty

Notice: By vic.cap.20.s.75. any person not fastening this gate after having passed through is liable to a penalty of forty shillings.

I spotted this old sign in Buckinghamshire. The shilling was a unit of pre-decimal currency discontinued in 1971.


Trev said...

Hi, great photo.

There is a similar sign on a gate around Ashopton, near Ladybower, Derbyshire - see link to photo I took -



Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I've seen the same and similar signs being auctioned. They seem to be from railways, as far as I can tell.

Emm said...

Oooh, 40 shillings - harsh! I'd love to see them trying to extract that from someone today. Then again, are actual shillings worth anything these days?

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