Dalton Square: Ghost Lettering, Lancaster

dalton SquYou wait for ages for one Fat Face and then,,,

Another example of the elusive Fat Face letterform, this time on the corner of Great John Street and Brock Street and facing on to Dalton Square. These letterforms are first seen in print around 1810, so this dates this example to some point after this. I’d take these over the metal street signs any day.

Location: Dalton Square, Lancaster

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3 thoughts on “Dalton Square: Ghost Lettering, Lancaster

  1. There are quite a few ‘ghost’ street names around locally: I can’t for the life of me remember where, but I’ll let you know. Likewise old embossed metal street signs, which I rather like

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