Thursday, 17 July 2008

A Ghost Sign in Upper Tooting Lane

Well it just goes to show doesn't it? I mean I've walked up and down this street on several occasions but was never was on the right side of the road to spot this great sign above a shoe shop. Having seen it I wasn't then able to get a decent shot of it - certainly not clearly enough to work out the name of the company.
However, not to be put off I had a word with the manager of the shoe-shop underneath it in the vain hope that I might be able to get up on the roof for a clearer view (well, you've got to ask haven't you?). As it turned out there were some fire escapes around the back which led to a small flat roof with a much clearer view of the sign. And here it is ... Perry & Son, Money Lent To Any Amount ... It's in pretty good shape as well, with only some of the centre section damaged.


Dub said...

Oddly enough, I too, spotted this about 2 months back (for the first time) - The next time I looked for it, I couldn't find it again - A *real* Ghostsign, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

I just love these signs. Well done on your climb for a better pic. Keep up the good work!
Makes me feel homesick for SW London tho, but in a good way. Thanks!