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Vanishing Trades.

#1 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:01 am

In a magazine, an article about vanishing trades, my trade headed the article by way of 2 photos.
I must say that this is the dirtiest sign shop I've ever seen, looks to be taken in America.
The other trades were,
Typewriter mechanic.
Hansom cab driver.
Rag and bone man.
Matchgirl.
Laquerer.
and weirdest of all Gulls egg collector.


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#2 by Deleted User , Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:50 am

How about gas lighter or what do you call the men who used to tap peoples windows early in the morning to get them up for work?

I have just been reading about a sort of nigght watchman they would go around shouting 10 oclock and all is well...that sort of thing anyway


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#3 by Voltman , Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:04 am

I just love to see those old "ghost" signs.
I pass a couple most days on Green Lane and I saw a massive one in Gosta Green last Friday, it was on the end wall of the Gosta Green pub and, I think, was for Holte brewery.
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#4 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:12 am

Photos please Volty.


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#5 by Voltman , Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:14 am

I'll try and get the Green Lane shots next week, not that I much fancy the idea of standing alone in green Lane with a camera.


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#6 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:49 pm

Got the Green Lane one VM, thanks, couldn't get Gosta Green, not covered on Streetview.


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#7 by Voltman , Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:18 pm

I know, I tried this morning.


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#8 by Voltman , Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:28 pm


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#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:38 pm

What about this one, that couldn't be seen until they demolished the Kings Hall Market on Corporation St. How old must that be? Is it one of yours John?

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#10 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:46 pm

Phil, I may be old ,but I'm not that old, this has got to be mid-late 1800's.


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#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:33 pm

John

It would have to be wouldn't it, any idea when Kings Hall Market was built was built? I think it was a theatre prior to it being converted to a market.

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#12 by Sheldonboy , Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:25 pm

Posted by Voltman
I'll try and get the Green Lane shots next week, not that I much fancy the idea of standing alone in green Lane with a camera.


Do it at 9am no-one gets up round there till about 12noon.


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#13 by Voltman , Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:32 pm

I usually pass through at about 9:15, there's no traffic then.


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#14 by mikejee , Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Phil
I think Kings Market was Kings Hall, and before that was the New Grand theatre, built around 1882. Must have been John's earlier efforts
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