I love a bit of current street art, but sometimes you glimpse signs of businesses past, etched into the walls and gable ends around us. I’ve been “collecting” these ghost signs for a while, there are many lurking amongst the older buildings of SE London. In the late 1800’s, as food items became more standardised the use of advertising was important to ensure the public knew about the products.
Daren bread has intrigued me, I have discovered it was a branded whole wheat flour, but is clearly a brand which has disappeared from our lives. Hovis and Liptons tea, on the other hand, are still very much available!
©Chez l’abeille 2015