Monday, 11 February 2008

Croydon 'Ghost Sign'

I haven't yet made the tram trip into Croydon, but I have high hopes that I might come across a few interesting ghost signs when I do. This example was sent to me by a work colleague and is a really nice, colourful example. Notice the spelling of Millets is different on the sign and the shop. Which one was correct at the time I wonder - did the sign writer have a Homer Simpson 'Doh!' moment as he slapped his hand to his brow? Who knows - nice sign though so many thanks to John Butler for passing it on.

Croydon - Junction of Surrey Street with the High Street


3 comments:

Sam Roberts said...

Nice that the shop is stil operational, although I prefer their older logo/typeface.

I've been needing to go to Croydon for a while. When you go look out for this signs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghostsigns/1084422440/in/set-72157601369190978/

Jo Tomkins said...

I am doing a project at uni on old shop signs just like this. Does anyone know of any more in and around the Croydon area? I live near there and need to find more to photograph! Thanks! Jo

Sam Roberts said...

This one is Croydon:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4737carlin/2850827742/