Carlisle, 2014

  My favourite from these examples from the city of Carlisle in Cumbria is the fire point one given at the end – I’ve started to see┬áthese small and until now, unnoticed metal plates, everywhere I go. I think it’s the compact simplicity of the design along with the way the metal has corroded andContinue reading “Carlisle, 2014”

Fletchers Fearless Clothing, Cockermouth

  These so called examples of ‘ghost’ lettering are becoming increasingly rare as new developments and demolition removes these nineteenth and early twentieth century advertisement. The remaining ones are usual like this one found in Cockermouth in Cumbria, high up on gable walls were access is more difficult. Hard not to love this fearless advert.Continue reading “Fletchers Fearless Clothing, Cockermouth”

Gravestone, St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

A remarkable example of letter cutting from a gravestone found at St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. I’ve never come across anything like this before, from this, or I think, any other period for the memorial writing on a gravestone. The three dimensional effect seen on the letters of this mid-1800s memorial are very unusualContinue reading “Gravestone, St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria”