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Castle Hill: Ghost Lettering, Lancaster

More Lancaster ‘ghost lettering’, this time from Georgian warehouses on Castle Hill. All but one seem to relate to the selling/storage of liquors and spirits. The other is for the Lancaster Rubber Co. 13 more words

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W.& J. Pye: Ghost Lettering, Lancaster

W. & J. Pye were suppliers of animal feed and other agricultural products. As well the offices on St. George’s Quay where this example is found, they also had a warehouse on Fleet Square (See the post on J. 51 more words

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No Horse Arrow, Lancaster

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. 89 more words

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Dalton Square: Ghost Lettering, Lancaster

You 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. 33 more words

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St. Simon's Arcade, Lancaster

I was wandering through town a few weeks ago and spotted this lettering, revealed by the work taking place on  the woodwork above this passageway (St. 97 more words

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J. Atkinson & Co., Lancaster: Shop Frontage

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 on the design approach of the business, I could do half a dozen posts on all the interesting details surround them – and may well do in time. 150 more words

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Morecambe Promenade Lettering

Back in 2003 the design company Why Not Associates and designer Gordon Young were commissioned to create a permanent installation on Morecambe prom to celebrate the town’s natural and artistic heritage. 55 more words

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