Ghost Signs

Belmont Hill, Lewisham

London's Ghost Signs - The Independent 7 January 2015

Celebrating 'ghost sign' advertising boards - BBC 11 January 2015

Former Soho Chemist

Refreshments in Kings Cross

 Ingersoll, St John's Street, N1

Ingersoll is famous for the one dollar watch that they sold mail order at the end of the 19th century. The English side of the business sold watches for 5 shillings (25p), which was equivalent to one US dollar at the time.

Islington, North London

Diespeker & Co Ltd. Terrazo and mosaic manufacturer that used to employ 250 Italian craftsmen at this location

 Portland Mews, Soho

R.N. Cattle & Sons Ltd, Portland Works

Earlham Street, Seven Dials

Tanner Street, Bermondsey

Wyatt & Co Ltd. Tin Box manufacturer.

Faulkners For Carpets

Kings Cross

Scales, Weights, Weighing Machines

The Cut, Waterloo

Dover Castle, Luncheons & Dinners

Bermondsey Street.

Thomson Bros Ltd, Estabd 1857

Arlington Way, Angel, Islington

The ultimate 'Ghost Sign'.

Camden Passage

Hovis Builds Health

Hampstead Heath ghost sign

Eastablished 1746, Chas B King, Estate Agent, Decorations, Gas, Hot water and Sanitary Engineer

Kidbrooke ghost sign

Crispin Street

Possibly London's ultimate ghost sign. Crispin Street, E1.

Regents Canal

Cloudsley Road, North London

'Dispensing Chemist' ghost sign in Cloudsley Road


Stratford Ghost sign "Fine Old Douro Port From 3/- per Bottle

Tea 2d per cup

East Ham, Tube Station. "Tea 2d, per cup"

Brymay safety matches

Alpha Road, New Cross

Jay's £40 for 4 shilling

Lewisham, SE13

Rathbone Street

Veglio & Co

Oxford Street. Uncovered during consruction of the Cross Rail Link



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