Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Ghost signs (51): underground, overground...

Or rather, by bus to Wimbledon - and not a womble to be seen! However, I did spot three ghost signs on the Broadway so I'm not really complaining. First was a rather high sign - so high, in fact, that it's difficult to decipher or photograph. Somebody's boots are being advertised, but I wasn't able to work out whose.


Almost next door was a more visible, but also more faded, shopfront. It seems to have been for a 'furnishers', on sixty-something Broadway, whose products could be bought on hire purchase 'from 2/- weekly'.


Last, and best, was this sign for the Trueform Boot Co. (Footwear must have been a big seller in Wimbledon past.) Ladies, gents and children were all catered for - and for some time, as this sign has been repainted at least once. The red lettering of the first sign is still faintly visible.


2 comments:

Sebastien Ardouin said...

Hi Caroline,
The boots advertised on the first ghost sign were Gibberd's.
All the best,
Sébastien

CarolineLD said...

Thank you, Sebastien - it's lovely to have that mystery solved!