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.


Sebastien Ardouin said...

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

CarolineLD said...

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