Monday, 18 May 2009
Ghost Sign - Northcote Road
I found this old bakers sign when I took time out for a quick stroll down the Northcote Road near Clapham Junction. A.H. Dunn - High Class Baker & Confectioner - Maker of Hovis
Describing yourself as 'high class' obviously wasn't an issue then and I'm wondering if the sign might be datable by the unusual way that the 'o' in Hovis has a small line above it. It's a pity about the graffiti but then I have to say that very few of the ghost signs I've seen seem to have been targetted by spray-painters. Could be that they are too inaccessible or could it be that there is generally a bit of respect there? Nice Sunday morning find though...