Thursday 5 April 2012

Ghost signs (68): John Campion, Merchant Taylor

This rather fine sign in Catford is largely obscured by the bank next door. As so often, this isi a mixed blessing: while it is now easy to miss and difficult to photograph, it has been protected from the worst of the elements. Indeed, the difference in shade between the upper and lower parts shows how important that protection has been. 

The sign reads:
John Campion, Merchant Tailor, Hosier & boys outfitter
and at Lee Bridge Lewisham
Broadway House for Clothing Hosiery Hats and Boys Outfitting.

1 comment:

Sam Roberts (Ghostsigns) said...

Would be interesting to know when the facing building group was added. This may also assist with dating as the sign was likely once on the gable end and that group went up afterwards, largely making it redundant.