This week the Friday Photo is taken at the top of Fordhouse Lane Stirchley and was inspired by an old photograph I found. The photograph features an old newsagent which was based on the corner where Fordhouse Lane meets the Pershore Rd. The old photograph was taken in the 1960s and shows a great view of what was a busy newsagent. It shows a large New Zealand Cheddar advertisement hiding an old hand painted tobacco advertisement – Wills Capstan. This brand of cigarettes was popular from 1894?
These days only part of the hand painted sign can be seen and the rest of the building is looking pretty abandoned. Would be great to see these signs protected as they are part of our heritage and give us a little glimpse of the past.