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In pictures: 10 of London’s forgotten ghost signs

By
Jude Brosnan
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Gone but not forgotten, 'ghost signs' are old hand-painted advertisements painted by sign writers who often scaled great heights to ensure the message was seen from afar. Popular until the 1960s when printed signs and billboards became commonplace, many of the brands shown no longer exist so these signs act as faded echos of the past.

Have you spotted all of these guys?

Brixton© Jude Brosnan

Earls Court © Jude Brosnan

Covent Garden© Jude Brosnan

Acton© Jude Brosnan

Brixton© Jude Brosnan

Ealing© Jude Brosnan

Dulwich Road© Jude Brosnan

Islington© Jude Brosnan

Notting Hill© Jude Brosnan

Shaftesbury Avenue© Jude Brosnan

Seen any more ghost signs in London? Share details in the comments box below.

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