New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo: Elizabeth Ghost Signs

Posted August 23rd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is of this ghost sign – Elizabeth which was taken in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Ghost signs are old advertising  signs that were usually painted on by hand. I found an online archive of ghost signs here although not ...

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‘Ghost signs’ – our fading past

Posted April 12th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Ghost sign on the Stratford Road. Photographed by Caroline Bunford, image courtesy of The History of Advertsing Trust Something that has always fascinated me are the faded, years old painted adverts one can occasionally spot on the sides of buildings. Some are more obvious, ...

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