Thursday, 17 March 2011

Our Sons, Brixton

Our Sons, the complete outfitters, was located at 18-22 Electric Avenue. It also had a branch at 35-36 The Promenade, Golders Green. This is what we learn from an advert printed in the South London Press in 1915. That is pretty much all the information I found on that business.
This ghost sign was painted at the back of the shop and was large enough to be seen from trains passing Brixton (without stopping) on the South Eastern & Chatham Railway's section of the Inner South London line, and by passengers waiting for or alighting from their Victoria-bound train on the platform of the Chatham main line at Brixton station.

Our Sons Ltd
Men's Wear
Agents for

Inspection Invited

This sign was painted over an earlier advertisement for Our Sons, and potentially for another business too. These are the different words I managed to identify with their location on the wall:
Take [above the manicule]
...ive [between the fingers]
For [above Our]
Jantzen [below Our Sons Ltd]
To ... [same level as Wolsey]
Our Sons [just below Smedley / Jantzen]
Official ... [below Aertex]
Loca... [below Celanese]

Location: Electric Lane / Picture taken on: 09/04/2008

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