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signs (numbered)

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there’s a definite feel to ‘wrapping up’ when i go in to london these days, so it’s fantastic when i see some old familiar themes interpreted in new ways.

one such thing is the strange habit of the large posters in paddington station having Page numbers !  there really can be no reason for it.  and that is why we love them so.


page 14


page 14 of the numbered paddington station signs

page 3


paddingtson station has a bizarre sign policy which involves page numbers on their signs.  it was great to see a new page 3 spread

escalator explanation


this is a classic paddington station sign with a page number (page 12) but also a fantastic explanation of why the escalator is shut for those who want to know more (gear-drive has been removed).  even the ‘lift on your left’ is really helpful.

well done nick hartnell, station manager.  i salute you and your signs

more page number signs


plenty more paddington station page numbered signs, including page number 01 (the railway byelaws of 2001 would make a great front page for any book)


and the one on the bottom left below is interesting.  This is the second sign with a photo on it, but the photo is over the page number.  What IS going on with these page numbers ?


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for those who haven’t been following the page thing, most of the posters at Paddington Station seem to have page numbers on at the bottom left hand side. 

available windows – page 75

the giant wordy poster signs at Paddington Station are often numbered. here is page 75.
this sign would work well for popular double glazers too.

page 1

yesterday was a bad day for people flying, but if things had been different it could have been a lot worse.
anyway, at Paddington station (where you can get trains to Heathrow airport) they had put up this sign with lots of words in capital letters so you didn’t miss it.
but look down on the bottom left – it’s Page 1 of the numbered sign book !
(my internet connection is doing the bad thing at the moment so i’m having to raid some emergency unpublished entries i’ve stored up for this eventuality ! – it’s all new, but sometimes a bit old if you see what i mean)

page 72

we’ve got a run of numbered signs since we already have page 71 and page 73

page numbered posters on the tube

this is quite up to the usual numbering standards as the number is stuck on the outside of the glass. but it’s nearly the same isn’t it ?
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page 56 or not page 56 ?

i had a meeting in london last night so came back through paddington station. as you know i always look out for the giant posters which have page numbers, and i noticed that this one, page 56, also appeared without its page number.
i wondered if this was the missing link which would reveal the reason behind the sign page numbering ?

page 65 – please use wheelie bins

whilst spending my many hours at Paddington station the other night i spotted this numbered sign i hadn’t seen before.

more numbered signs

having taken photos of most of the numbered signs in paddington station it turns out all the signs in the entrance hall of tottenham court road tube station are numbered too !
here is number 11, 12 and 13
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i’ve been collecting photos of the posters in paddington station which all seem to have page numbers on. The posters are usually huge (A0 sized ?) so they must be from a very big book.
however, this one was A4 sized (‘legal’ page size minus a bit if you’re not from round these parts). what can it mean