Monday, 4 February 2008

Ghost Signs in Sutton

I had spotted a 'Ghost' sign whilst being driven into Sutton from Carshalton so when I found myself in the area with a daughter who had a small camera, I knew just where to drag her.

Langley Park Road. This striking example is in the road behind the B&Q car park and remains in surprisingly good condition. Wouldn't bother ringing them though...

Sutton High Street Daughters reward for the use of her camera was an hour in Sutton High Street shopping. Never mind though, I spotted this peeping down near the shopping centre. Sadly unreadable but looks a bit like 'Gordon'.
Sutton High Street Then further down the road there was a near-invisible sign down a small side road. Although you can make out a few letters at the bottom I believe it originally went up at least to the top of the 1st floor window.

8 comments:

Dub said...

All great !
Thanks for posting

Oh, and I just remembered another one (Side of this building, near Wallington, I think.)

Sam Roberts said...

I love that Nuttman Bros sign, what a find, it's in amazing condition. The three digit phone number might give some clue about how old it is. I once tried to decode a phone number from a sign I found in Shoreditch.

Sam Roberts said...

I've posted a post about this post on my own blog. I hope you don't mind my using your photo, I've given a picture credit.

purest_green73 said...

That's a great pic of the Nuttman sign, they're listed in the 1925 directory of Sutton at 3 Langley Park Road, and also listed at Pitview, Langley park road on the 1901 & 1911 census, they are in Morland Road off Langley park road on the 1891 census so have been there quite a while.

GARY BROCKLEBANK said...

Southdown house was indeed a butchers but before that it had been an umberella manfacturer. My brother rented the house attached in the very early 60's and my mum & dad ran the Broadway cafe at the bottom of Lind Road

Dave said...

Thought you might like to know that as a direct descendant of the family I know the timber merchants Nuttman & Bros sold out to the funeral directors W.A.Truelove before the war.

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