St. Simon’s Arcade, Lancaster

St Simons Stables

I was wandering through town a few weeks ago and spotted this lettering, revealed by the work taking place on  the woodwork above this passageway (St. Simon’s Arcade) off Market street. Only a part of the lettering is legible but what looks like the word ‘Stables’ can be made out. I’ve seen this  woodwork on photos from the late 1800s, so I know its been in situ for a while. Those letters must either predate it, or its simply waste wood that’s been reused for building the canopy.

A much earlier photo of the arcade can be found on Graham Hibbert’s excellent Flickr photogstream at:

Location: St. Simon’s Arcade, Lancaster UK


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