Friday, 18 March 2011

Hovis, Tooting

When the owner of this bakery changed, Hovis paid for a new sign. In the process, the 'O' of 'Hovis' lost the characteristic tilde (sometimes simplified to a dash or a flattened ring) it had between the 1920s and 1940s.

Therefore the most recent sign, for Kerr's, must have been painted after the Second World War. It reads:
Maker Of

During the inter-war years (and maybe even before), the bakery belonged to Stenning, who had this wall painted on two occasions (repeated lines are signalled below with a *):
Stenning's [*]
Baker & [*]
Pastrycook [*]
Noted for Quality
Baked D...
...o... ...n

Location: Upper Tooting Road / Picture taken on: 11/04/2008

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