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The Friday Photo – Little Miss Barber

Posted October 25th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments


This weeks the Friday is another one of Birmingham’s fantastic old ghost advertising signs. This one was taken in Witton and features this little Miss Barber sign which was a popular character to advertise tea here in the West Midlands.

3 Responses to “The Friday Photo – Little Miss Barber”

  1. Mitch bardsley January 15, 2014

    I drive past this every day and I think back to when it was first painted. There is another one like this painted a bit further down Aston church lane. Great photo.


    • Tracey Thorne January 18, 2014

      I would love to know when it was painted if you knowing anything. Thanks for the tip about Church Lane will check that out? They are great aren’t they I wish we could get them all protected to save them.


      • David Taylor January 26, 2015

        My maternal uncle Joseph Skidmore was one of the painters of Little Mis Barber. He started painting them as far as I can remember, in the 1950’s. He was not the last person to paint her.


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