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Mapping of Ghostsigns locations July 2009

Following the previous mapping of the archive postcodes, here’s an update representing the c.600 signs catalogued for the archive across the key categories being worked on.

There are also quite a few that are still waiting on location information, specifically street names and postcodes. These are listed below (alphabetical by county). If anyone can help with any of these please let me know via the comments to this post or make a comment on any of the pictures on Flickr. (PS. I’m marking off those that have been found.)

1. Cheshire, Wallasey

2. Cumbria
a) Barrow-in-Furness (FOUND)
b) Barrow-in-Furness (FOUND)

3. Ireland
a) Dublin
b) Cork [Update: Link no longer available]
c) Cork [Update: Link no longer available]

4. Kent
a) Gravesend (FOUND)
b) Sevenoaks (FOUND)
c) Sevenoaks (FOUND)

5. Lancashire,
Manchester (FOUND)

6. Leicestershire
a) Husbands Bosworth (FOUND)
b) Leicester (FOUND)
c) Somerby (FOUND)
d) Syston (FOUND)

7. Lincolnshire, Stamford (FOUND)

8. London
a) London
b) London (FOUND)
c) London

9. Midlothian, Edinburgh (FOUND)

10. Northamptonshire, Northampton

11. Shropshire
a) Ellesmere
b) Shrewsbury
c) Unknown

12. Somerset
a) Bath
b) Bath

13. South Yorkshire
a) Sheffield
b) Sheffield
c) Doncaster

14. Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds

15. West Sussex, Littlehampton (FOUND)

16. West Yorkshire
a) Leeds (FOUND)
b) Leeds
c) Bradford
d) Bradford
e) Dewsbury (FOUND)
f) Halifax
g) Halifax
h) Huddersfield

17. Wiltshire, Chippenham (FOUND)

18. Yorkshire
a) Unknown
b) Unknown

19. Unknown
a) Unknown
b) Unknown (FOUND)
c) Unknown (FOUND)
d) Unknown
e) Unknown
f) Unknown (FOUND)

  • Sebastien Ardouin

    Location of the following London signs:
    – Empire: the former cinema built in 1910 is in Clarence Street, Kingston-upon-Thames (however the name was made of tiles rather than painted directly on the wall. The tiles in turn have been covered with a white coat of paint, which is slowly peeling off)
    – F. W. Poole: Larkhall Lane, Stockwell

    From the Unknwon section:
    – Rowland Clay Estate Office: Drayton Green Road
    – Nuttman Bros, Timber Fencing: Langley Park Road, Sutton

    Best of luck with the rest,

    Sebastien Ardouin

  • Sebastien Ardouin

    >Ooops, I hit the "post comment" button too quickly.
    The Colliss & Sons sign in Littlehampton, West Sussex, is at the northeastern end of Surrey Street.
    As for the two signs in Sevenoaks, The YWCA House of Rest & Institute, and Whitehead Ironmonger, they are on London Road.

    By the way, you may want to put Doncaster in South Yorkshire (rather than West 😉

    Sebastien Ardouin

  • Sebastien Ardouin

    >Hi again,

    I am not sure my second comment went through. Apologies if the info appears twice…
    The Colliss & Sons sign in Littlehampton, West Sussex, is at the northeastern end of Surrey Street.
    The two signs in Sevenoaks, Kent, The YWCA House of Rest & Institute, and Whitehead Ironmonger, are both on London Road.


  • Sam Roberts

    >Thanks Sebastien, great detective work!

  • Sebastien Ardouin

    >Hi Sam,
    Just to let you know that I started today a blog about painted signs and mosaics. With more than 600 pictures taken so far, it should keep me going for a while
    I am sure you'll recognize most of them but there may be some new ones… Who knows?
    All the best.

  • Sam Roberts

    >Great to see another blogger get started, perhaps we should join forces on some of the research stuff for the archive?

  • LizH

    Dewsbury sign
    Location is on Tithe Barn St at junction with Church St in the centre of Dewsbury, at the side of John Greenwood Ltd shop which closed in 2013 after over 100 years of trading.
    Postcode of Halifax B.Soc next door is WF13 1JH