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uffington sb
23rd Sep 2018, 14:37
While while I don’t condone graffiti, it’s a bit sad that this has been painted over by, ironically, more graffiti.
It always made me smile (and I’m a right miserable old git!) when I saw it the two times a year when ferrying our not so little princess to/from LHR.
I guess some of you saw it everyday.




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er340790
23rd Sep 2018, 15:22
Bu99er the peas!!!

What about THE PIES THE PIES on the M6 North?

hiflymk3
23rd Sep 2018, 15:55
On a pub loo wall. "A karma ran over my dogma."

Blues&twos
23rd Sep 2018, 16:33
I grew up in Shoreham in the 1970s. On the south side of the railway bridge over the estuary next to the airport someone had risked life and limb to climb out and paint - in huge letters - "IT'S FROTHY, MAN!" so it could be seen from the coast road.
It was there for years and felt like part of my childhood had gone when they painted over it.
Will miss seeing "Give peas a chance", but I don't know why...

uffington sb
23rd Sep 2018, 18:05
Strangest bit of graffiti I’ve seen was on an old railway bridge on the A40, where someone had got out of their vehicle and daubed -
PANAVIA
MRCA

Sports related, racist, sexist etc I can understand, but WTF!

Trossie
23rd Sep 2018, 18:09
Strangest bit of graffiti I’ve seen was on an old railway bridge on the A40, where someone had got out of their vehicle and daubed -
PANAVIA
MRCA

...
Was that a 'weather warning' that a tornado was on the way?

BigEndBob
23rd Sep 2018, 19:52
https://brownhillsbob.com/2012/07/23/boak-building-in-walsall-burns-down/

Always read this as BOAC. Having lived there 50 years, i now see it's spelt differently!

Sallyann1234
23rd Sep 2018, 20:31
On a railway bridge over the A23 there was a large sign "Welcome to Brixton".
When driving under it I used to think "Yes you are very welcome to it. I'm getting out of the place".

Kiltrash
23rd Sep 2018, 20:33
That cannot be on the M25. The traffic is moving so would have been safe for the graffiti artist

India Four Two
23rd Sep 2018, 20:37
My favourite graffiti was painted on a Hammersmith & City Line bridge, either over Ladbroke Grove or Portobello Road, I can't remember which:

Nuclear energy fades your genes

Carry0nLuggage
24th Sep 2018, 08:50
Does it still say "Kropotkin lives" on one of the Hadley Wood tunnel portals on the East Coast mainline?

Spunky Monkey
24th Sep 2018, 11:27
I also saw that Give Peas a Chance had gone when I drove past it on Wednesday.
I was all asunder that someone would remove such nationally significant artwork.
Especially with drivel.

The Pies The Pies - on the M57 takes me back to my childhood.
When it was painted out, within weeks it was back.
A welcome home sight.

anxiao
24th Sep 2018, 11:41
One I half remember from the ‘70s, I think over the M3 inbound to London was “What’s the worst job that you’ve ever had then”

For harassed commuters who had heard “Derek and Clive live” it must have brought a smile every morning. It did to me...

ZH875
24th Sep 2018, 18:27
A railway bridge in Bradford bore the slogan "It's a Mean old Scene for many yearshttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1423x601/screenshot_20180924_182520_samsung_internet_bc2b93b501831e97 37bc1cb047f9db26c078372a.jpg

Gertrude the Wombat
24th Sep 2018, 20:48
"Good" "Morning" "Lemmings" on three successive pillars of the M40. (Think it was there; somewhere in west London anyway.)

ZeBedie
24th Sep 2018, 20:53
Not witty, but for me, very memorable - for many years, throughout the 60's and 70's on a bridge over the M1 'MARPLES OUT'.

edit - it read "Marples must go"

WilliumMate
24th Sep 2018, 21:14
Does it still say "Kropotkin lives" on one of the Hadley Wood tunnel portals on the East Coast mainline?

Last time I drove over that line was 2014 and I can't remember seeing it then.

cavuman1
24th Sep 2018, 22:28
I wasted twelve years of my life in Washington, D.C., much of which was spent on the infamous "Beltway", a stretch of traffic-clogged superhighway which encircles the Capital of the United States. Under usual circumstances, automobiles were at a standstill; occasionally one could drive at the posted speed limit of 70 m.p.h. and be passed by cars with diplomatic license plates as if one were standing still. :eek:

The busy suburb of Kensington, Maryland lies on the periphery of the Beltway. It is the home of many of the speeding ambassadorial vehicles mentioned above as well as a massive Mormon Temple, pictured below. The second bridge depicted belongs to CSX railroad. For years it featured a graffito in 3-foot-tall script which stated "SURRENDER DOROTHY!" One need not know every detail about the spectacular movie, The Wizard of Oz, to appreciate the humor... ;)

I would go under that bridge on frequent occasion to visit my friend Caleb, who had an horizontal freezer packed with food and alcohol treats. A large bumper sticker affixed to the top of the device proclaimed "Pray For Whirled Peas". And I did! :D

- Ed :)

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p.s. I toured the Temple immediately after its completion with a friend who was contemplative of becoming a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. The building has no windows; instead, much of the exterior, which is marble clad, is so thin that it admits a soft ethereal glow of light. Rather majestic!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
24th Sep 2018, 23:38
What about somewhere in North West London the roundabout with "Nicholas Parsons is the opiate of the masses"?

treadigraph
25th Sep 2018, 07:12
I remember Roger Waters talking about some graffiti on the Tube in the 1970s. Written on a retaining wall between one of the above ground stations and the start of the underground section, it read "wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed..." repeated a number of times. The words went by faster as the train accelerated until it entered the darkness of the tunnel...

SARF
25th Sep 2018, 14:27
A bridge over the Fenchurch street line near Barking had S K I N H E A D S on it for decades..
not been up there for a while though

treadigraph
25th Sep 2018, 14:38
There was large graffiti just about visible on the railway bridge over the A22 at Purley in the mid-1970s. After a long time I managed to work out what the letters were - Firestone. Oh! it had been an advert!

ricardian
25th Sep 2018, 19:15
On a bridge over one of the main roads into Oldham was an enormous painted sign

Welcome to Oldham
The home of the tubular bandage

Nomad2
26th Sep 2018, 08:07
I wonder if anyone else noted a piece of graffiti painted on a small brick building on the M8. It was visible heading westbound not far from the junction with the Erskins Bridge.

It said simply, "Rose. I love you!"

I watched it fade over the years as I drove to and from bloody EDI.
Thought it quite touching but it's hardly readable anymore now.

Hussar 54
27th Sep 2018, 14:26
Never saw it, but I read that there was something on the B519 in Highgate where underneath a road sign which said ' Golders Green 2 ' someone had aerosoled ' But to you 1 and a 1/2 '

ChocksAwayChaps
27th Sep 2018, 16:01
My favourite, Free George Davis with every ten gallons the latter phrase added by some wag later.
One of the campaigners wrecked a piece of the hallowed turf at Headingly by gouging, or was it painting, G Davis is innocent.

treadigraph
27th Sep 2018, 16:19
I seem to recall many years ago there was a poster in London that read something like "How the Labour Party will manage the economy".

Underneath somebody had written "Next week: how to nail jelly to the ceiling".

Uplinker
27th Sep 2018, 16:26
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I used to live near this railway bridge, and am old enough to remember it before the M25 was built - it was just fields under the bridge then, it really was !! Cannot recall if the ‘peas’ graffito was put there before or after the M25 was built.

G-CPTN
27th Sep 2018, 16:39
I used to live near this railway bridge, and am old enough to remember it before the M25 was built - it was just fields under the bridge then, it really was !! Cannot recall if the ‘peas’ graffito was put there before or after the M25 was built.

Was the M25 routed to go under the bridge?
or was the bridge moved to be over the M25?
I think we should be told . . .

Allan Lupton
27th Sep 2018, 22:40
The engineers who built that part of G(od's) W(onderful) R(ailway) forsaw the need for there to be clearance for the three-lane + hardshoulder dual carriageway that would be invented over half a century later

Uplinker
28th Sep 2018, 09:18
Was the M25 routed to go under the bridge?
or was the bridge moved to be over the M25?

Well, that was what we wondered when we heard the M25 was to be routed under that railway bridge.

If you look again, you will notice that they managed to fit three standard lanes under the original bridge in each direction, but no hard shoulder, through the arches.