Strange Road Sign in Reading

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My two takes on it:

* Are the apartments behind possibly owned by a French company and they acquired one of these signs (or had it from another development in France).

* It was erected by a local/resident as a "novelty" feature.
 

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Maybe a resident "borrowed" it on a trip to France and put it there for a laugh?
Might even have been put up especially for the occasion. I had a quick look round (to see if there had been a mistake) and there's a 15mph speed limit on the road just south of there, that's a bit strange as well.
 

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Might even have been put up especially for the occasion. I had a quick look round (to see if there had been a mistake) and there's a 15mph speed limit on the road just south of there, that's a bit strange as well.
I found it on Skyscrapercity when looking at the Reading Rebuild, someone had taken a picture, said the road name and off to streetview I went
 

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The adjacent factory (Unit B4) is operated by Thales and presumably make parts for the TGV, so the French HGV drivers need a reminder of where to go, to take them back to the main road
 

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The adjacent factory (Unit B4) is operated by Thales and presumably make parts for the TGV, so the French HGV drivers need a reminder of where to go, to take them back to the main road
All well in theory but "Gare" specifically means railway station.

So it's a sign to the High Speed Train Station. In French. In Britain.

I do wonder what would happen if we started sticking double-arrows symbols in France...
 

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All well in theory but "Gare" specifically means railway station.

So it's a sign to the High Speed Train Station. In French. In Britain.

I do wonder what would happen if we started sticking double-arrows symbols in France...
Funnily enough, the Nex would point the right way. In Germany, you would have to use the Sealink Nex.
 

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It is however pointing in the right direction to get to Reading station where you can catch.the HST to London (amongst other places).

Given that it is near the Thales unit, I guess it might just be there for any French staff that pop over?
 
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