This wonderful ghost sign for Gold Cup Cream ices (is that what it says?) is in the Canute Road area of Southampton, UK. I can’t seem to find out anything about this wholesale depot – do you know anything?
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
I like this stylish road sign in Heaton Moor, Stockport.
Shaw Road is the place to go for food. I recommend the Heatons Tandoori for wonderful curry, Kro Bar for good food and a relaxed atmosphere, and Marmaris for friendly service and great Turkish food. Pokusevskis’ delicatessen is worth a visit for the goats cheese alone.
It’s also the site of the Heaton Moor market (the next one is on 4th May) – crammed full of pretty and tasty things you don’t need but really, really want.
Labels: food; Heaton Moor; Shaw Road; Stockport; market; curry; cheese; turkish; kro bar; restaurants;
Location: Stockport SK4 4AG, UK
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Location: Manchester, UK
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Saturday, 5 April 2014
I spotted this sign on a sunny spring day in Cheadle, Stockport. Somehow, dreary drill halls have always loitered unnoticed in the background. This sign, with its rusty streaks and black and white functionalism, prompted me to find out more. And, wonderfully, there is someone who cares. The Drill Halls Project at http://www.drillhalls.org/ is recording these fading little bits of our community history before they disappear.
Drill halls have been with us since the 1860s, often built by volunteers and funded by public subscription or benefactors. Although intended for military training, drill halls have been the backdrop of many a community gathering, from fetes and dancing to weight-loss clubs and birthday parties.
These days, old drill halls are at risk of being demolished to make way for development. Happily, the Cheadle drill hall, built in 1904, is now the Village Hall.
Location: Cheadle, UK