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Nestles Ghost Sign, Leamington Spa.

Nestles Ghost Sign.

Nestles Ghost Sign, Leamington Spa: A good prominent example.

A good prominent example.

Back to a subject I haven’t photographed for a while. This Nestles Ghost Sign caught my eye as I was walking into Leamington Spa.These signs are a fascinating glimpse back in time. They are relics of a bygone era. No doubt they were cheap to do, although they would have relied on a craftsman to paint them.

This one is perhaps more interesting than some. If you look closely, you can see that the more visible Nestles Ghost Sign is not the original. This one reads “Nestles Milk Richest in Cream“. But, this has been painted over another one. The top two words are the same (although slightly differently aligned), but the bottom phrase appears to be different.

Of course, this sign would date back to when we pronounces “Nestles” the Anglicised way. Not the more politically correct “French” way!

Also, it seems that both these signs have been painted over another, older one. It is not at all obvious what this would have been advertising, but there does appear to have been more extensive wording on a yellow background.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 1 Dec 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focal Length 26mm
  • F/7.1
  • 1/80 Sec
  • ISO 200

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