The upper part of this ghost sign overlooking the churchyard of St Giles in the Fields is dominated by the names of the two garages successively advertised there:
The lower part of the sign may have been painted for Continental Garage but was kept when Prince's Garage took over:
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Although there are only two garage names, it is possible this wall was painted on more than two occasions as letters can be seen here and there. However I have not managed to decipher what else was written, apart from what could be the name of the sign writer. Indeed in the upper left hand corner, written in small letters, one can read:
Next to the French part of the text is an elaborate manicule, for once in colour.
This is not the only ghost sign in London where part of the text is in French. The 2 Little Crown one is another fine example.
Location: St Giles High Street / Pictures taken in March 2008