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Hi Anne .. I love your ghost signs - and perhaps someone is travelling the country photographing them for our records .. Glad you're doing your few .. tv rules doesn't it - those two dishes!Those were the days ... thanks for these memories .. Hilary
Nice post. I love ghost signs and often speculate on how old they are. They have been largely erased in this location because during the 60s, the local council commissioned several painters to paint various scenes on the end walls of houses and shops. This was a nice idea and produced all sorts of things from canal scenes where a canal used to run, through flying pigs near a butcher, to St George and the dragon, but these have since all gone too, so all the ghost signs were covered over twice.
Hi Anne .. thanks for the comment over on my blog - I've subscribed to the ghost signs out of interest .. Thanks for letting me know - a fun project .. amazing what people have decided to do!!Cheers - Hilary
There has indeed been a collective, and ongoing, photographic trawl of the country looking for Ghostsigns. Further information with links to the resulting archive can be found here: www.ghostsigns.co.uk
Thanks Sam - I should have put that link in myself really shouldn't I? CheersAJ
To my knowledge your Star Supplies sign isn't in the archive so do consider adding to the collection.
I'm trying to remember exactly where it is... I THINK it's Shepshed - but I'll need to check before I can add it to the archive. I've got a few I need to upload actually.
There is a Hall Croft (see street sign) in Shepshed so that's probably right. This photo has a different street sign, but for the same street.
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