Tuesday, 6 May 2014

T. Taylor & Sons, Isleworth

As ironmonger T. Taylor & Sons is still in business, this cannot be considered as a ghost sign but the slightly fading colours and the elegant typeface used for the firm's name give this painted sign a certain character.

Tele: 01
560 4946
T. Taylor & Sons

01 was the area code for London between 1959 and 1990.

Location: The Pavement

Saturday, 3 May 2014

John C. Mather, Islington

Builder and decorator John Cameron Mather was in business between c. 1906 and 1941. He lived in Alwyne Villas and this ghost sign marked the entrance to his yard.

The address given in business directories is that of his offices, which were located nearby at 38 Nothampthon Street.

John C. Mather
Builder & Decorator
Plumber Gas & Hot Water Fitter
Sanitary Work a Speciality

Location: Alwyne Villas

Friday, 2 May 2014

The Recorder of Edmonton, Edmonton

I doubt this shop by the name of The Recorder of Edmonton broke any record as there is no trace of it on the web, neither by name nor address (325 Fore Street). The design of this ghost sign would suggest it was painted after the Second World War. By the late 1970s though, hi-fi equipment dealer Teleradio had moved into these premises.

Power ...ts
Motor ...es

Location: Fore Street

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Leche y yogurt, Sancti Spiritus

Following yesterday's post, here is another typical painted sign for one of Cuba's food outlets. If counter number 27 is open both mornings and afternoons, those wanting some milk and yogurt should arrive there early!

Location: Calle Plácido, Sancti Spiritus