I’ve always been intrigued by this sign. Each time I walked down the narrow passage from Sun Square on to Market Street, I’d look up at this and try and work out what it said: NO…HORSE…ARROW… hmmm.
If anyone has a much earlier photograph that might reveal what it says, or has more information about the origins of the sign, I’d be very interested.
UPDATE: Thanks to Twitter contributors for the suggestion – ‘No Entry for Horse, Cart or Barrow’ which seems a likely fit.
These photographs were taken at least a year ago and since then the letters have deteriorated further: It won’t be too long before they are gone altogether. It appears to have been overpainted at least once.
Location: Lancaster, UK.