But that wasn't the case in 1983 when John Hunter photographed the sign:
Inspired by John's photo, I went to take a look yesterday. The yard, as you can see in the 1983 photo, has a high wall around it. So I put the bike against the wall and climbed on it to take a look.
The only thing was: there was someone in the yard. They very nicely asked me what I was doing - I'm not sure I would have been as even-tempered.
Flustered, I explained myself - and the resident (who had also been interested in the sign and taken photos) was gracious enough to open the back gate, let me climb over the washing line and take a few pics. Here they are :)