Location: West Green Road / Picture Taken on: 04/06/2008
Enamel signs don't fall within the limits set by the title of this blog but I couldn't resist celebrating the first Sunday without one of Britain's crappiest tabloids, News of the World (for a painted sign, check this picture taken around 1912). Founded in 1843 this weekly publication quickly specialised in reporting crimes and titillating the lowest instincts of its readers (anything that involved sex was always good enough). Rupert Murdoch's acquisition of the title in 1969 didn't lead to any improvement of its contents, far from it. Much has been written lately about the very dodgy, if not illegal, methods used by the paper to get its scoops and which led to its demise. Unfortunately there are still many rags of the same kind out there.
Newsagent . Tobacconist
Best Sunday Paper
Location: Surrey Street / Picture taken on: 17/06/2008