The Worboys report of 1964 revolutionised road signage in the UK.
Pre-Worboys signs remained across Moray until quite recently and you can see examples on other websites of signs for Lossiemouth and Keith (in Elgin) and Findhorn and Burghead (in Kinloss), taken within the last 10 years or so.
The artist’s impression, below, shows a road sign from North Street, Elgin, in the 1950s.
This is how the sign would have looked for southbound traffic on the A941, approaching Elgin High Street from the direction of Lossiemouth.
The internal ring road for the A96 which created Alexandra Road and St Giles Street was not constructed until the 1980s.
In the 1950s, North Street ran continuously from its junction with High Street right up into Bishopmill and formed part of the main A941 north-south arterial route.
The background of the sign is coloured according to the colour scheme of the time for road signs of this nature.
You can see the original image – from which the artist’s impression is a detail – on the website of Grigor & Young, Solicitors.