Thursday, 3 July 2008
Lower Marsh 'Ghost Sign', Lambeth
I came across this partially concealed and erased sign in Lower Marsh, just behind Waterloo Station. I was actually there to photograph some oil jars but this caught my eye as I wandering around. The main facade of the building faces onto Westminster Bridge Road and although closed up and for sale, was most recently used as a college. I'm not sure what it was originally though - the typography that I can make out seems to suggest a professional catering business and restaurant but it's one of those that has faded just enough to make it impossible to tell. Identification is not helped by later buildings that obscure a good portion of it either.
On a related topic, if you are at all interested in Ghost Signs you might like to listen to a ten minute interview on Radio London featuring Sam Roberts of the Ghost Signs website. The best way to listen is with the slide show that accompanies the discussion. A very enjoyable accompaniment to a cup of tea and a couple of digestives!