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Re: Old Writing on Walls
« Reply #55 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 :- (

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Re: Old Writing on Walls
« Reply #54 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



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.

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Re: Old Writing on Walls
« Reply #53 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.

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Re: Old Writing on Walls
« Reply #52 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  :)


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Re: Old Writing on Walls
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2013, 14:50:03 »
Well spotted Colin Haggart!  :)
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Re: Old Writing on Walls
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2013, 22:17:01 »
I took these photos of a garage and restaurant in Minster, Thanet.






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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #49 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




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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2012, 15:57:49 »
The second one is in Brewer Street Maidstone.


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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #47 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.




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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2012, 22:58:55 »
I've walked passed this many times in Stafford St, Gillingham, only just noticed the  old writing.









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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2011, 20:38:23 »
Shop doorway 33 London Road, Dover.


Pavilion Road. Folkestone.


High Street. Eastry.
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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2011, 14:12:46 »
Smoke Gold Flake. On former post office on the corner of Mill Road and Saunders Street, Gillingham


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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #42 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!

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #41 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.

 

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