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25 Apr 2019 05:19 PM  

 They are , Hinks , like travelling in a time machine . Thanks for posting.

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25 Apr 2019 06:44 PM  
Cheers Trixon - even though it's not an in situ sign I think that Smiths Crisps factory is quite amazing. It was in Brentford - enormous tiled packets of crisps briefly revealed after cladding was removed before it was demolished. I can't find anything about this factory on the Internet.
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26 Apr 2019 11:58 AM  
And those Webbs Seeds signs weren't in situ either. They were in my dad's friend's shed in Wolverhampton in 1988. He said I could have all of them for £10. I only had £3 at the time though. Shame it looks like they were attacked with a hammer at some point.
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26 Apr 2019 04:12 PM  
Great pictures Hinkslamps - really takes you back. Fab shop pics Lummox - shops just stuffed out with advertising.
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26 Apr 2019 05:08 PM  
Lovely to see the double sided hanging 1D Penny Monsters in the photo, one of my all time favourites signs!
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27 Apr 2019 12:43 AM  
Thanks Batleycarr1. Yes it does take you back. Seems like there were quite a few enamel signs in situ all over London until sometime around the mid 90s when they all seemed to disappear.
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27 Apr 2019 10:37 AM  
Wonder why Hinkslamps!
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27 Apr 2019 07:19 PM  
There used to be one of those brown and white MacNiven & Cameron signs with the three nibs on, just off the square where the Bermondsey antiques market is held. That stayed up there at least into the 1980s.
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28 Apr 2019 07:40 AM  

Here's one of the main reasons for the demise of enamel signs... paper posters.

Straight on to the brick wall!

 

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29 Apr 2019 05:08 PM  

 Nice shot with Fry's on wall. They used to have a live parrot in this shop in the 1960s. I used to get my grandad's quart ale bottle filled at the Whitbread's beeroff on the end of the row Saturday dinner. 

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29 Apr 2019 05:46 PM  
Would go large for The Eaton Street sign
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05 May 2019 06:32 PM  
Love the shop pics Ross..Just goes to show how filthy the place must of been back then,,those hanging signs look really dirty and their perhaps only 10yrs old back then
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05 May 2019 06:42 PM  

 

Probably why this brewery piece is the only known surviving example from Isherwood's Maidstone.  On similar signs the image was either enamel or on slate, this one is on paper !  They were usually mounted ouside either side of the pub entrance, but this example appears to have never been used, or fixed to an inside wall where it wasn't exposed to the elements. 

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05 May 2019 10:27 PM  
That Willcox sign turned up in an Architectural Salvage yard recently. My extremely interesting in situ photograph of it (about 1987) was taken in a narrow street near London Bridge.
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