Wednesday 22 July 2015

Ghost signs (117): Observatory Street, Oxford

Here's a fragment of a painted sign, peeping shyly out from behind a lamp post.

The words 'Park End' are clearly decipherable, but the text above is more mysterious. Two letters or numbers and an ampersand, but which are they, and what do they mean?


Rat Bites said...

1 & 3?

Zephyrinus said...

Wikipedia has a fascinating write-up on PARK END STREET, OXFORD.

Well worth a read.

Alan Burkitt-Gray said...

Or 4 & 5?

Philip Wilkinson said...

I immediately thought of Park End Street, but it's not very near Obeservatory Street, although they are both on the same side of the city. Intriguing.