Photos of Old Stoke Newington
Amir Dotan’s excellent History of Stoke Newington project has just published over 4,000 images on Flickr, from a variety of sources. They are well worth a browse, as are his Facebook and Twitter feeds. While looking through I pulled out a handful relating to locations featured on my Ghostsigns Walking Tour.
The famous, and listed, fountain pens sign (Photo: Alan Denney)
James Crane, over 125 years old now (Photo: Alan Denney, 1984)
A.Rubenstein (to the left), looking very faint in 1981 (Photo: Alan Denney)
A.Rubenstein looking more legible, four years later, in 1985, perhaps due to some covering paint decaying (Photo: Alan Denney)
1918, no longer visible, and subsequently replaced by the enigmatic ‘wine glass’ ghostsign and community mural
1953, clear matchbox on the Criterion Matches sign, and a handful of painted shopfronts
1912, since filled in and finally covered in 2016
1990, F.C.Dyson, visible (Photo: Hornet Photography)
1990, F.C.Dyson, covered by billboard (Photo: Hornet Photography)
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