Hunt for 'Ghost Signs' on buildings

Historic England is asking individuals and history and heritage groups to search for, photograph, and inform them of ghost signs on buildings. These are old signs which advertised businesses which have now gone. Such signs gradually fade, but form an important part of our heritage, and signpost old businesses and trades, as well as individuals who may have run them. More information is available on their website:

And information here tells you how to post your photographs and related stories to the Historic England website:

The photo shown is the old Rose and Crown in Woolhampton, with the painted sign for "Blatch's Superior Ales and Stout"