Sign on the road bridge over the rail line at Blackheath, indicating weight restrictions for traffic (1903) Location Blackheath, London, UK
As the details on the previous post about J. Atkinson & Co. shows, this iconic Lancaster company has ben trading in the city since 1837. With a wealth of historical details found in their shops and cafes, and the current owners desire to combine the best of the history they inherited together with a modern take onContinue reading “J. Atkinson & Co., Lancaster: Shop Frontage”
Metal sans serif signage at the bus station, Lancaster. Location: Cable Street, Lancaster, UK.
This lovely stylised letterbox is found at the Lancaster Marbleworks. Built in 1864 by Richard Fawcett and designed by Edward Paley, the buildings is extraordinary example of Venetian Gothic architecture and formed both the showrooms and workshops of Fawcett’s company.
This stone plaque with metal inset lettering commemorates the birth place of one of Lancaster’s more famous sons. Thomas Edmondson was the inventor the the Edmondson railway ticket, a system for recording the payment of railway fares and of issuing tickets that replaced the laborious process of hand-wriiten tickets. Edmondson, who originally trained as a cabinet maker, became aContinue reading “Thomas Edmondson, Lancaster”
Gates to the former canal depot of the British Waterways Board, Lancaster. Large sans serif letters in metal. Location: Aldcliffe Basin, Lancaster, UK.
Sign at the former premises of Burrell and Hardman Ltd, renowned Liverpool photographers. The building on Rodney Street is now a museum. Location: Rodney Street, Liverpool, Uk