Monday, July 11, 2011

Ghost sign

Star Stores supplied groceries.
There were savings to be made.
Now the shop holds promise of big wins
but there is no
nourishment.

Bricks hold memories
of what the shoppers
have forgotten.

8 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

snafu said...

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.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Sam Roberts said...

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

MorningAJ said...

Thanks Sam - I should have put that link in myself really shouldn't I?
Cheers
AJ

Sam Roberts said...

To my knowledge your Star Supplies sign isn't in the archive so do consider adding to the collection.

MorningAJ said...

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.

Sam Roberts said...

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.