The Lancaster & Skerton Equitable Industrial Co-operative Society, Argyle St., Lancaster. One of a number of varied signs on the frontage of these small Co-op stores in Lancaster. This example is set in relief.
A small number of photos taken over a decade ago. I found these on a camera that I’d thought I’d lost, along with the photographs.
Worcester is lovely city, with some outstanding architecture and great examples of lettering. Hops seem to be an an abiding element of the city’s history and industry, and represented in several of the examples found.
Location: George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sign on the road bridge over the rail line at Blackheath, indicating weight restrictions for traffic (1903) Location Blackheath, London, UK
A stool photographed on a recent visit to the wonderful Chetham’s Library, Manchester : http://www.chethams.org.uk/ Location: Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK.
The keystone to the front doorway of the Militia Barracks shows the date of construction, along with the Lancashire Rose motif and a crown. The letters are of an unusual design: a slight, spidery, script-like form that seems out of character with the robust scale of the building. The Barracks, located on South Road, was designed by Edmund Sharpe in 1854Continue reading “Militia Barracks, Lancaster”
Lancaster Spiritualist Church on St. Bulk Road – Britten Hall (named after Emma Hardinge Britten, 1823-99). In 2007-2008, it was ear-marked for demolition as part of the ‘Centros’ development of the area, but the plans were shelved as a result of a public enquiry into the proposals. The stone-cut lettering has very fine serifs. Location: Bulk Road, Lancaster,Continue reading “Spiritualist Church, Lancaster”
Found below the window of a shop – Bell’s Diner, on the north side of the city. I’m yet to discover what the B & A originally stood for. The style of lettering suggests early 1900s. Location: St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
This example was found in the doorway of a shop on George IV Bridge. I love the palimpsest effect of the overwritten signage – a history of this place and the organisations that occupied the building over time in layered lettering.