3 Nov 2009

Bath Ghostsigns

A short visit to Bath and Bristol over the weekend allowed me to visit a handful of west country signs. These maybe aren’t the best examples from that part of the world but if you want to see more then I would recommend checking out Aztec West‘s collection over on Flickr (Bristol and Elsewhere).

The distinctive stonework across bath gives their signs some consistency despite the very different signwriting styles employed. It is also likely that the protection afforded to the buildings in Bath has inadvertently led to many of their signs being saved from getting covered by billboards, painted or sandblasted.

Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1
Junction of Charlotte Street and Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1. The directions aren’t as bizarre as they might seem, you can get to the garage in both ways. This one has clearly been repainted recently.
Abbey Street, Bath, BA1. Next door to this sign is the Hands Tea Room which I’d recommend for their cream tea.
Milsom Street, Bath, BA1. This one is just a few doors down from the one below. A circulating library was once a lending library that made charges for the books lent out. In this case they also had some involvement with a state lottery…
Milsom Street, Bath, BA1.

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