Malton Ghostsign



Flickr slideshow of yesterday’s trip to Bridlington…

Here‘s the link if you don’t have flash.


The well known ghost sign on the approach to Hull railway station…


Snapped from the train.

Hammersmith Palais 1919-2012

Having been unused and neglected since 2007 Hammersmith Palais was finally demolished yesterday. A Reggae All-nighter there was the subject of this Clash song (here performed in the film Rude Boy)…

The demolition also saw the loss of this ghost sign, pictured from the underground station by Caroline Derry  …

With thanks to Sam Roberts’ Ghost Signs Blog.

Postscript – If someone had operated a pirate radio station from the minibus Ann drove on the Hammersmith flyover in 2005, I could have covered most of my categories in one blog post!

Fading Ads Of New York City

I thank my friends for buying me, as a birthday present, Frank Jump’s book about New York’s ghost signs…


Vancouver Ghost Sign

For a 1922 Harold Lloyd movie.

12 Harland Place


The new sign at 12 Harland Place is now illuminated at night.



Ghostsigns in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough ghostsign


A mobile phone picture… a better image will follow, I hope.

Harland Place


One of the ghostsigns I photographed which made it to the History of Advertising Trust’s archive has been painted over.
The good news is the new owners recognised the value of this form of advertising.

The Painted Ad


A new blog about American ghost signs.

J. K. Wells – a lost ghost sign


The name, Central Paint Store, made it sound like a shop for painters & decorators, perhaps it once was. I remember it as a shop that sold artists’ materials. Sadly the painted sign has now been sandblasted away.


Still in beta this is looking good. I’ve used an existing geo-tagged flickr set of Northern ghostsigns and Geoslideshow will take you on a tour on a Google map. I haven’t yet got a shortcode to embed it here so follow this link.