Ghost signs in SE23

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Hi everyone - I wrote to this guy - he’s mad crazy about local signage and the history behind it…check out our thread…

Re: Made your passion a profession
Today, 17:09

Gillipops - Good to hear from you, I’ll add the shelter sign to my map (www.ghostsigns.co.uk/map) which you can also use to locate the current SE23 specimens, some of which are also featured here in the History of Advertising Trust Archive:
http://www.hatads.org.uk/catalogue/search.aspx?Kwrd=SE23
Keep spotting! Sam

Sam Roberts
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On 17 March 2017 at 20:43, Georgia Gill wrote:
Hi Sam

I’ve just watched you on ITV London news…you’re a walking testament to ‘do what you like/enjoy - and you’ll never have to work again’. I loathe the destruction of most things old - here in South East London, we lost the most exquisite art deco ‘adhesive factory’ in Ladywell only a few years ago to replace it with…well, there is no adequate description. However, I love noticing old wall signage around my area - funeral directors and this one in particular

  • rough, painted on a bridge, simply to lead people to an air raid shelter in WW2 and letting people know it’s capacity. It’s pure heritage! A moment in time still miraculously preserved.

OLD SIGN FOR AIR RAID SHELTER FOR 700 ON LADYWELL ROAD
…shelter for 700

I am part of a local forum (SE23.life) - have you discovered anything in/near our area that you can share with us? We’d love to hear it’s history!!

Georgia


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