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Ghost Signs
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Managed By: Icon Here The Wall Dogs
Description:
Faded, painted signs, at least 50 years old, on an exterior building wall heralding an obsolete product, an outdated trademark or a clue to the history of the building's occupancy.
Expanded Description:
The advent of digitally printed vinyl ads over the past decade has rendered painted ads nearly obsolete. Vinyl ads are cheaper and faster to produce, and neon and electric ads have spread.



However, for many years outdoor advertising was limited to enormous ads painted, using lead-based paint, on the sides of barns and brick buildings. This practice has been largely abandoned in more recent times.


Image Source: Frank H. Jump

Yet a few remain, their lead lettering often serving as the sole reminder of the service or product they sold. Some are visible only after it rains, prompting the nickname "ghost signs."
Instructions for Posting a Ghost Signs Waymark:
Find a Ghost Sign and snap a picture. If you can tell us anything about the product being advertised that is definitely a plus.

The signs we are looking for are NOT restored to new condition. The point is to have a sign which is somewhat difficult to read until the rain emphasizes the faded paint.

Additionally, the ghost sign should not advertise the current business which occupies the location. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for signs which qualify in every other way.

Please do NOT include a picture of yourself nor your GPS in the photo.

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Image for Clark's Refreshment Rooms - Eastry, Kent, CT13 0HF.view gallery

NWNW74 km

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Ghost SignsClark's Refreshment Rooms - Eastry, Kent, CT13 0HF.

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A Ghost Sign in Eastry High Street, Kent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2012

last visited: never

Image for Martins - 30 King Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9BTview gallery

NWNW75.6 km

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Ghost SignsMartins - 30 King Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9BT

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An old advertising sign for Martins bakery on the side of 30 King Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT16 9BT.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/4/2012

last visited: 12/12/2016

Image for SPRATTS - High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NQ.view gallery

NN81.8 km

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Ghost SignsSPRATTS - High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NQ.

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A large ghost sign on the side of a residential building at High Street / Stanley Place, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NQ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/20/2012

last visited: never

Image for Childs & Smith - Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NG.view gallery

NN81.8 km

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Ghost SignsChilds & Smith - Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NG.

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Two for the price of one! - Two ghostly images on the side of 139 High Street, Broadstairs,Kent, CT10 1NG.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/20/2012

last visited: never

Image for Terry - Ironmonger - Garlinge, Kent, CT9 5LY.view gallery

NWNW85.5 km

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Ghost SignsTerry - Ironmonger - Garlinge, Kent, CT9 5LY.

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A ghost sign in High Street, Garlinge, Kent, CT9 5LY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/4/2012

last visited: never

Image for The Fox Inn - London Road - Teynham, Kentview gallery

NWNW103.3 km

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Ghost SignsThe Fox Inn - London Road - Teynham, Kent

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A faded pub sign painted on the corner of the former Fox inn on Frognal Lane / London Road, Teynham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/17/2018

last visited: never

Image for 4th Battalion The Buffs - East Street - Sittingbourne, Kentview gallery

NWNW106.7 km

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Ghost Signs4th Battalion The Buffs - East Street - Sittingbourne, Kent

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The former 4th Battalion The Buffs drill-hall. "4th Batt The Buffs" is still visible on the apex. East Street, Sittingbourne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/28/2015

last visited: never

Image for Peter's Furniture Stores - High Street, Sittingbourne Kentview gallery

NWNW106.9 km

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Ghost SignsPeter's Furniture Stores - High Street, Sittingbourne Kent

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Peter's Furniture Stores, ghost sign on the High Street in Sittingbourne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/28/2015

last visited: never

Image for Canot's Hotel - Katelijnestraat 1, Bruges, Belgium.view gallery

NENE114.1 km

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Ghost SignsCanot's Hotel - Katelijnestraat 1, Bruges, Belgium.

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Only half of the old sign is truly discernible.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 1/5/2018

last visited: 9/26/2019

Image for Pickford's - Eastgate Terrace, Rochester, Kent.view gallery

NWNW122.5 km

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Ghost SignsPickford's - Eastgate Terrace, Rochester, Kent.

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A faded Pickfords Removal sign in Eastgate Terrace, Rochester, Kent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/8/2012

last visited: 3/15/2013

Image for George Holman, Draper, 2 East Street, Tollesbury, Essex. CM9 8QDview gallery

NWNW139.9 km

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Ghost SignsGeorge Holman, Draper, 2 East Street, Tollesbury, Essex. CM9 8QD

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Waterloo House used to be the drapers shop in this large Essex village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2014

last visited: 7/30/2015

Image for Tiptree Basket Works, West End Road, Tiptree Heath, Essex.view gallery

NWNW148.1 km

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Ghost SignsTiptree Basket Works, West End Road, Tiptree Heath, Essex.

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A very rusted enameled sign advertising the Tiptree Basket Works.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/10/2012

last visited: never

Image for Old Warehouse, Lion Walk, Colchester, Essex.view gallery

NWNW150.5 km

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Ghost SignsOld Warehouse, Lion Walk, Colchester, Essex.

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An old sign, partially destroyed, advertising a warehouse outlet of alcoholic beverages.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/28/2014

last visited: 10/16/2015

Image for Colchester's Public Library.view gallery

NWNW150.6 km

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Ghost SignsColchester's Public Library.

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The lintel above the green door bears evidence of the building's original use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/7/2010

last visited: 10/16/2015

Image for Edward Fison Ltd. Dock Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP2 8EUview gallery

NN160.9 km

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Ghost SignsEdward Fison Ltd. Dock Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP2 8EU

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Edward Fison Ltd. was one of the first British companies to produce malt extract for brewers and bakers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/2/2014

last visited: 3/14/2015

Image for Old Burtons factory - Ipswich, Suffolkview gallery

NN160.9 km

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Ghost SignsOld Burtons factory - Ipswich, Suffolk

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Formerly the heart of the Port of Ipswich trading in Confectionary had their old Factory on Ipswich Waterfront. Part of Burton Son and Saunders Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/18/2015

last visited: never

Image for R&W Paul - Ipswich Waterfront, Suffolkview gallery

NN160.9 km

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Ghost SignsR&W Paul - Ipswich Waterfront, Suffolk

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Sitting next to the Old Burtons Building - this former Silo was closed in the 1980s after production was moved to Bury St Edmunds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/18/2015

last visited: never

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