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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 19th January, 2022)

Ghost Sign


Ghost Sign
Gable on Preston Road that once advertised 'Mark Williams butcher Wigan'.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: Mick on 19th January 2022 at 07:11

I can just about make out WIGAN, they have loads of these preserved ghost signs in London

Comment by: Dave on 19th January 2022 at 07:17

There's a yellow cartoon pig

Comment by: PeterP on 19th January 2022 at 08:29

MIck there are plenty of Ghost signs around the Wigan/St Helens area

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th January 2022 at 08:45

I find them fascinating. Some are remarkably well-preserved.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th January 2022 at 09:11

Fancy having the cheek to make a window in the middle of that ghost sign... they'll be haunted forever more! ;~)

Comment by: Veronica on 19th January 2022 at 09:14

Fancy having the cheek to knock bricks out to make a wi do wfor a windowK

Comment by: Syd Smith on 19th January 2022 at 10:09

Ive noticed some in Horwich

Comment by: Veronica on 19th January 2022 at 10:58

I'm having problems with 'freezing' on my iPad when I comment on here. It doesn't happen anywhere else. I'll blame the adverts.

Comment by: Poet on 19th January 2022 at 11:45

The Hesketh Refrigeration sign is also a bit of a ghost with the outdated dialing code .

Comment by: Cyril on 19th January 2022 at 14:11

Some years ago I'd go past there quite often and the painting was quite distinct, the company logo 'So that's were we go' and the very blissful looking scene of two pigs in front of Mark Williams abattoir gates on Crompton Street clearly seen. It then suddenly became very faded as shown on the photo, as though maybe someone had been trying to scrub or wash it off the wall.

There's a PaD from 23/12/08 of an advert for Hurst's jam on Frog Lane before the gable was rebuilt. https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/photoaday.php?photo=2008-12-23

Comment by: James Hanson on 19th January 2022 at 19:45

Was the company logo spelt wrong on the original sign too?

Comment by: Cyril on 21st January 2022 at 13:54

Yes, I can see Mr Anson that I missed out an 'H', as I have in your name too.

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