Brief visit to Bath and Frome. A very good friend of ours lives on a canal boat in the Bath area so we had a good weekend drinking, eating and sloe-picking, and I also managed to grab some shots of the local ghost signs and canal-boat signwriting.
On a brief stop in the Dorset town of Bridport at the weekend, I happened upon the above ghost sign, a wonderful term which applies to those faded, scuffed old signs that you sometimes catch sight of above eye level on forgotten walls. It reminded me of another example i photographed while visiting York two years ago. The Bile Beans sign is a fairly iconic local landmark and was apparently restored by the York Arts Forum in 1986.
Upon further investigation online I found an entire website dedicated to the documentation of ghost signs where you can find some interesting archives and articles on the subject.