Thursday, 25 November 2010

W. Heslop, Oxford Street

The ghost sign below reappeared when three buildings near Tottenham Court Road were demolished. Unfortunately I haven't found any information about W. Heslop. Maybe a book with old photographs of Oxford Street could shed some light on this business. I shall keep you posted if I come across something.

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W. Heslop
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Given that this sign was painted on a portion of wall relatively far away from the street, the buildings next door must have been pretty low; otherwise nobody could have seen it.

Location: Oxford Street / Picture taken on: 24/11/2010

3 comments:

Nutmegger Workshop said...

Here is a ghost sign that appeared after demolition in New York ...

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/ADS/Carriage/carriage.html

Sebastien Ardouin said...

Thanks. A very interesting as well! Hopefully the building it is on will withstand the test of time.

Chris said...

This sign can be seen in the 360 panorama photograph of London here:

http://www.360cities.net/london-photo-en.html