Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Ghost signs from Hammersmith and Islington

Today's post is a bit disjointed as it features two separate urban wanders through completely different parts of London, with the only thing in common is that they were taken on consecutive days, within less than one day of each other.

The first two pictures were taken on a lunch time wander from Chiswick to Hammersmith, where for a short while I ventured off the main Chiswick High Road and down Devonshire Road. They are both of ghost signs, but will need the help of someone with a much better detective mind than mine to work out what they say, especially the first one. Although the first one is on the side of a pub, so maybe this helps?

Ghost sign in Devonshire Road, London W4
Ghost sign in Devonshire Road, London W4

This second ghost sign possibly features the word ROOM in the final line, in which case the word above might be SALOON.

Ghost sign in Devonshire Road, London W4
Ghost sign in Devonshire Road, London W4

The following morning was a beautiful day, and with the expectation that it would be a very hot one, I set out early to do some urban wandering before work. This is always my favourite time of the day in London, when it's just beginning to come to life. This ghost sign was so well preserved that I though that the building was still used for its original purpose, but a quick bit of research shows that its recently been renovated. Very glad they kept the signage.

Ghost sign for Diespeker & Co. Ltd., Graham Street, London N1
Ghost sign for Diespeker & Co. Ltd., Graham Street, London N1

Ghost sign for Diespeker & Co. Ltd., Graham Street, London N1
Ghost sign for Diespeker & Co. Ltd., Graham Street, London N1

The old Diespeker building from the canal, London N1
The old Diespeker building from the Regent's Canal, London N1

    

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