Leisure => Retail => Topic started by: colin haggart on August 15, 2008, 20:08:03

Title: Old Writing on Walls
Post by: colin haggart on August 15, 2008, 20:08:03
I am trying to start a new topic on the subject of old writing on wall such as you would have seen on shop wall years ago.

My three to start off with, Hope to post some more.

This one is getting more and more faded as time goes on.
It was clearer not so long ago and some one thought it was a goo idea to put in a
window over the picture.

From what I can see of it, it looks like the boy has bought the wrong spuds.
I am guessing that this is from the 1950s.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Oldwritingonwalls3.jpg)

This one looks like an advert for some one called Ar
thur, cannot quite make out the surname, again the window blocks out the writing, the first letter looks like A.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Oldwritingonwalls2.jpg)

In this one, the writing is over something else, and you do not seam to hear words like the ones on the wall so much today.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Oldwritingonwalls1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: kyn on August 15, 2008, 21:32:54
Both been on before.

New Road playing field and Beach Street Sheerness

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/IMG_5934Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/IMG_6794Small-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: kyn on August 20, 2008, 18:51:18
From rochester

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/IMG_3163Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/IMG_3164Small.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/batgirlphotos/IMG_3165Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: merc on August 24, 2008, 19:29:05
New Road,Chatham,by the viaduct
(http://www.medwaylines.com/Church/New%20Road%20Wall%201.JPG)

Same building.
(http://www.medwaylines.com/Church/New%20Road%20Wall%202.JPG)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: colin haggart on August 31, 2008, 22:13:20
Air raid shelter sign in Faversham.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Faversham2.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: worcester on January 25, 2009, 21:35:42
Dover Street, Canterbury

(http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww342/worcesterkhf/canterburyjan2009001.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on June 14, 2009, 11:51:09
Canterbury, the old comic shop by the Marlowe. It's just had all the ivy cleared off to reveal this...

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_1770.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on July 13, 2009, 00:22:10
Orchard Street, Canterbury. Don't know what the building is used for now.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_1865.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on July 14, 2009, 22:15:29
A few more from Canterbury.

Old street name:
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_1942.jpg)

This is in Stour Street.
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_1945.jpg)

Also in Stour Street. The light was bad and it hasn't focused too well.
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_1949.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Paul on July 14, 2009, 22:23:28
I did post this one before ???

I must have deleted it by accident o:)

Bluetown High Street.

GOLD FLAKE.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm223/Paulwp/DSCF0741.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: unfairytale on July 18, 2009, 11:01:03
New Street. Dover.
(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p473/Hugh-Jarsole/DSC03591.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: smiler on July 18, 2009, 12:16:41
 
I have got two round tins and a packet of tobacco still in the wrapper of Tom Long Tobacco.
I wrote this in my Memories.

1.  Memories

Uncle Tom Long

In the 1930?s Tom Long, my uncle, bought a horse drawn van and converted it into a mobile Coffee Stall. He sited it in Blackfriars Road, in London, under a railway bridge, a dry place in winter and convenient for his customers who stood at the open serving counter on the pavement, out of the rain. Soon he had a regular amount of custom and a lot of passing trade, during the day the local factory workers from nearby, and in the evening a more upper class clientele in their dr
ess suits and evening gowns, patrons of the Old Vic Theatre, just up the road in The Cut, would call for a coffee on their way home. Tom Long?s Coffee Stall became well known, even to the regulars of the Bull Boxing Ring nearby. Many of them stopped for tea on their way home after the fights, even some of the boxers, still showing signs of their fight, had a tea but not a sandwich as their mouth?s were sore. Across the road was a Tobacco factory, in those days there was no such thing as a works canteen, so the workers would run across the road for jugs of tea, even the office staff fetched it for the directors. A new tobacco was to be marketed and a fitting name had to be found. There were many suggestions, though none were thought to be suitable. As they pondered a director asked for some tea to be brought from Tom Long. The director remarked that if only the new tobacco was as well known as Tom Long, it would soon be a famous tobacco. Another director said , ?Why not ask if we can use his name?? This was do
ne. W.& F.Faulkner launched the first sale of ?Tom Long? tobacco from Tom?s Coffee Stall, and it became one of the most used tobacco ever sold. Tom did not get a royalty for the use of his name, but W.& F.Faulkner later became part of the Imperial Tobacco Company.

by Norman Long .
 (http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq153/Norm_021/Blackfriers-Road-Stall1-1.jpg)

Here is Tom serving his customers.


 
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: BenG on July 29, 2009, 22:39:46
From the Sarre thread:
Probably been re-done a few times
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/sarre/DSCF4375.JPG)

and on the side of the pub:
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/sarre/DSCF4374.JPG)

Think I've got some more somewhere, I'll dig them out tomorrow.
There is quite a few still left around Thanet, next time I'm that way I'll snap a few.
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: BenG on July 29, 2009, 22:44:16
Railway Cottage - Chartham:
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/transport/railway/charthamcross/DSCF4780.JPG)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: BenG on July 30, 2009, 11:35:32
Ramsgate sea front:
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/oldsigns/DSCF6427.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/oldsigns/DSCF6428.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/oldsigns/DSCF6391.JPG)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on September 21, 2009, 21:31:19
Two more from Canterbury.

This is in Dover Street:

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0471.jpg)

This is on the wall of what was the Nunnuery Tavern in Lansdown Road. It has deteriorated a lot in the last few years but since the pub closed in 1968 it's remarkable that it is still there. The top word is 'Spirits'.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0477.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Chatham_Girl85 on September 21, 2009, 21:38:04
I saw this in Rochester High Street while walking back from the Shorts Visit

(http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg454/ChathamGirl85/Out%20and%20About/100_0409.jpg)

can't work out quite what it says, cant rememeber either  :(
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: grandarog on October 31, 2009, 22:30:53
On the seaward side of the old Oyster Bay Co Warehouse at Faversham.
(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/100_0913.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on November 17, 2009, 23:45:31
Longport, Canterbury. What can be done. If only more care were taken with some of the other examples we have seen here.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0778.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Chatham_Girl85 on November 18, 2009, 12:13:07
Lived in Chatham for all of my 23 &3/4 life and never noticed this before
its on the side of a house on the corner of albany terrace and fort pitt street

(http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg454/ChathamGirl85/Out%20and%20About/P141109_11030002.jpg)


(http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg454/ChathamGirl85/Out%20and%20About/P141109_11030001.jpg)


can't read it all except the first line what i think says 'this is a faithful saying'
any ideas folks?
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: karlostg on November 18, 2009, 12:40:33
"This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am chief" ??

Maybe a bit long, but I can read the Christ Jesus bit.
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Glen on November 22, 2009, 01:23:17
I've been to Rochester today....

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4123563548_88b6a87925_m.jpg)

Pickfords Removal sign.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2780/4122797497_fd42dce6a6_m.jpg)

Sorry it's not on a wall! Entrance to the Oxfam shop in Rochester High St. Assume it used to be the Co-Op?

Glen
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on November 29, 2009, 21:25:11
Harbour Street, Whitstable.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0799.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: BenG on December 30, 2009, 18:46:42
A few from Herne Bay:
(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/oldsigns/DSCF5574.JPG)

(http://www.kentexploration.co.uk/images/stories/misc/oldsigns/DSCF5575.JPG)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Monkton Malc on February 01, 2010, 19:13:40
Grange Road Ramsgate on the corner of Mays Road

My mum remembers the garage from when she was a child and she will be 79 this year...

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/DSCF1124.jpg)

Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on March 13, 2010, 22:23:31
Broad Street, Margate.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/1332010.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: seafordpete on May 18, 2010, 17:50:19
I think Maypole was a  general grocer like International & Home & Colonial- not guaranteeing it though
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Monkton Malc on July 27, 2010, 00:45:27
I thought that I had better put this one from my home village of Minster on here as I remembered to take the camera when I walked down to the village on Saturday morning..
It is on the corner of Egbert Road / Monkton Road.
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/DSCF1651.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p3/monktonlad/DSCF1650.jpg)

Another interesting thing that has been mentioned on this forum before, it was in the back garden of this house that a skeleton was discovered when they were digging a swimming pool.
We all had a school trip round there so that we could see it before it was remo
ved. That would have been somewhere between 1967- 69.

MM
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: colin haggart on August 17, 2010, 21:23:00
At the top of Chatham Hill on the right as you go up.

Other words, Chas Moake?  the word The can be seen. It looks like as if it has older wrining pained over it.  I wonder what was being advertised there.

I took these photos today.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Writing1-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Writing2-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Writing3-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Writing4-1.jpg)


(http://http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Writing5-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Writing7.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: medwayboy on August 18, 2010, 08:24:59
Been doing a bit of searching and found a Charles Moakes bakery which was at Gillingham... Chas being short for Charles

Look at noted events in life near bottom of link

http://www.larigan.com/total/8941.htm (http://www.larigan.com/total/8941.htm)

McDougalls flour  maybe??
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on September 03, 2010, 22:31:23
Sea Street, Herne Bay.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/SeaStreetHerneBay.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Glen on September 09, 2010, 23:24:27
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/4971999281_837ef3b23a_z.jpg)

Chipstead. Now used an office
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: unfairytale on September 10, 2010, 21:22:53
On the Royal George pub at Waldershare. Uncovered after the porch was removed. Ernest French was the landlord from 1961 to 1966.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4756668931_fafb73215d.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: swiftone on September 11, 2010, 10:21:28
I think the Upnor High St sign is "Stone Bros (Brothers) bakers & Grocers".
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on October 27, 2010, 18:33:03
East Street, Faversham.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PA230014.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: delboy on February 17, 2011, 16:54:09
 This is a house on Buckland Terrace, London Rd Dover. It must have at sometime been used as a shipping office. A few years ago these were readable, and were offering cheap emigration to Canada date unknown, delboy
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad117/dovermarine/Bucklandterrace.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: grandarog on March 30, 2011, 20:34:20
Sign for Blacks Garage ,Forbes Road Faversham .On gable end of house Corner of Forbes Rd and Preston St.
(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/grandarog/100_3417.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: sheppey_bottles on April 11, 2011, 17:06:10
Middle Street Deal.

(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l218/Sheppey_bottles_John/mid_deal.jpg)

Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: LenP on May 25, 2011, 23:09:59
Ok, I claim my 5 with this one. :)

Bank Street, Herne Bay. Original signage of a signwriter who did much of the signwriting in and around Herne Bay.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/P5250952.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: colin haggart on June 21, 2011, 20:36:19
I took these photos a little while ago, i've walked past this many atime, only now noticed the writing.

Saxon St. Gillingham.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/My%20variuos%20photos/SaxonSt1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/My%20variuos%20photos/SaxonSt2.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: manokent on July 27, 2011, 14:32:35
Stone Bros - Bakers Upnor.
 Charley Stone was the baker up to the late 1940s. His wife was a teacher at Chattenden School.
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Merry on August 06, 2011, 20:41:03
I am trying to start a new topic on the subject of old writing on wall such as you would have seen on shop wall years ago.

My three to start off with, Hope to post some more.

This one is getting more and more faded as time goes on.
It was clearer not so long ago and some one thought it was a goo idea to put in a
window over the picture.

From what I can see of it, it looks like the boy has bought the wrong spuds.
I am guessing that this is from the 1950s.

I remember this from before it got so faded and I think I am right in saying it was for flour.  The woman is shouting "Take that BACK!" to a henpecked husband!
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Sentinel S4 on August 06, 2011, 21:33:17
The thing that strikes me with this thread is how much colour we have lost from the buildings around the villages, towns and cities of the area. Also how stable the currency was back when. If you advertised something for 6d it stayed that way for a long time as repainting was expensive. These are a wonderful glimpse of an older more colourful and stable era. Er. Um. Can we have it back please? Sentinel S4.
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Bobdonk on August 12, 2011, 14:12:46
Smoke Gold Flake. On former post office on the corner of Mill Road and Saunders Street, Gillingham

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx50/bobdonk/Random/100_9589.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: unfairytale on December 05, 2011, 20:38:23
Shop doorway 33 London Road, Dover.
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3255/5734843042_87c09308c4.jpg)

Pavilion Road. Folkestone.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6461964761_d4227ea034.jpg)

High Street. Eastry.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6462002621_c4c5c36b2d.jpg)
Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: colin haggart on June 01, 2012, 22:58:55
I've walked passed this many times in Stafford St, Gillingham, only just noticed the  old writing.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Photos%20volume%20two/Writing6.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Photos%20volume%20two/Writing3.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Photos%20volume%20two/Wrting1.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Photos%20volume%20two/writing4.jpg)

Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Chatham_Girl85 on June 11, 2012, 15:56:59
Saw two on my travels today.

The first one is on Sittingbourne High Street, above where the old newspaper offices used to be.



Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Chatham_Girl85 on June 11, 2012, 15:57:49
The second one is in Brewer Street Maidstone.

Title: Re: Old writing on walls
Post by: Bryn Clinch on June 11, 2012, 19:01:53
Saw two on my travels today.

The first one is on Sittingbourne High Street, above where the old newspaper offices used to be.

A couple of old pics of John Peters Furniture Store. Scroll down to "Hovis/Singer Shops and Post Office" (Top left corner) & "The Old Post Office and Budds"
                                                                                             
http://www.sittingbourne-museum.co.uk/Gallery_G005.htm



Title: Re: Old Writing on Walls
Post by: colin haggart on September 03, 2013, 22:17:01
I took these photos of a garage and restaurant in Minster, Thanet.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Variuos%20photos/GarageMinsterThanet1_zpsd33ea0b4.jpg) (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/colinhaggart/media/Variuos%20photos/GarageMinsterThanet1_zpsd33ea0b4.jpg.html)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Variuos%20photos/GarageMinsterThanet3_zps488017cf.jpg) (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/colinhaggart/media/Variuos%20photos/GarageMinsterThanet3_zps488017cf.jpg.html)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Variuos%20photos/GarageMinsterThanet2_zpsfe20806a.jpg) (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/colinhaggart/media/Variuos%20photos/GarageMinsterThanet2_zpsfe20806a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Old Writing on Walls
Post by: busyglen on September 04, 2013, 14:50:03
Well spotted Colin Haggart!  :)
Title: Re: Old Writing on Walls
Post by: Monkton Malc on September 05, 2013, 22:48:50
I took these photos of a garage and restaurant in Minster, Thanet.



See post number 37 July 2010  :)

Title: Re: Old Writing on Walls
Post by: colin haggart on September 05, 2013, 22:54:28
Opps! Just as you think you have spotted something new, somebody has beaten you to it. Thanks, Monkton Malc, back to the drawing board.
Title: Re: Old Writing on Walls
Post by: Retron on September 24, 2015, 18:37:58
The former Bay View Stores in Bay View, near Leysdown:

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.3985241,0.8991603,3a,51.9y,18.19h,81.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7iSmDFY0IVVzTV3FHeS4bQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

(http://oi60.tinypic.com/w027g1.jpg)

The writing used to be more vivid when I was a child back in the 80s, I always wondered why anyone would want to paint words on a roof!

It didn't stand out as much as this though and I can't remember any sign of the writing saying "Grocery, confectionary, minerals and cigarettes" - the extension was already covering up what remained of it.

http://www.pbase.com/luckytrev/image/65067777

I think that photo's from the 1960s - in 1960 that road was unmade, going by Google Earth.
Title: Re: Old Writing on Walls
Post by: smiler on September 24, 2015, 21:33:40
I cant work out what you mean here Retron dont see any writing.


 My apologies I was only looking at Google ref :- (