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I've been meaning to start documenting old adverts in Leicester for a long time, but never seemed to get the chance. Well today the ROC post hunt was canceled, so I set out to search for places to explore and also photo some old adverts on my journey. I found quite a few, but there are many more I didn't get the chance to photograph. I also found some possible explores, an abandoned school and nursing home :)

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A nice old decorators advert on the side of a house
"??Redfern Painter and Paperhanger 78 Dunster Street and 5 Chartley Road"

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A more modern one in the next street

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This one looks like it has been painted over with different ads three times or more
"Bovril The Essence Of Good Cooking (puts beef into it)"

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This one is on the side of a factory we have explored before

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Not sure why this one is where it is, but its great anyway
"Mack's Garage Automobile Engineers Phone Aylestone 44"

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"A.Lord & Son, Corn & Seed Merchants. Specialists in pet foods, bird seeds, pigeon corn, poultry & horse feeds, horticultural supplies. Delivery service"

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On the end of a terraced house
"Leicester Co-operative Society Ltd, Stables. Offices- Union Street"

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This was once a garage

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An old newsagents, the shop has been closed for years and looks untouched like its stuck 20 years or more in the past!
"Picture Post"

Does anyone else have any pictures of this kind of thing? :)
 

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nice one mate
great idea ill bet there are a few around the highfields end
 

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Great idea & excellent pictures :)
There`s not too many survived as well around Derby (I could be wrong)
There is a great one on Woods lane though
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There is a newish housing development on the left of this picture, the site once belonged to a well known local mineral water manufacturer, Burrows & Sturgess. They had a factory on this site from about 1908 until well into the `30`s I think. Now there is an old factory I`d have loved a look at.
Sadly I`ve never come across any of their wall adverts.
I did come across this sign recently in a local village, more up to date, but still defunct
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Thats a nice one in your first pic. You sometimes have to look very carefully in all the old terraced streets, i've found a few new ones recently doing that lol
 

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I think there are a few in Cupar. Most of the ground floor stuff has been obliterated but there are still some painted signs visible higher up. I'll try and remember to take pictures on Friday.
 

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Different :)

I know of at least one good 'un in Kirkcaldy, must get a pic :rolleyes:
 

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There cool aren't they?
I've been catching the good ones around Leeds for a while too!

Sup up old lad!!

Mmmm tasty!












 
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Possibly my favouritest thread at the moment. I'll have to join in. :)
 

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There's this old Headingley, Leeds 6 Kentucky fried chicken signs on one of the old Leeds backloader buses undergoing restoration.
It's a rather eerie one as it was were Peter Sutcliffe a.k.a the Yorkshire Ripper was eating when he spotted his last victim through the window.
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He again ate at the Kentucky Fried Chicken shop. As he sat looking out of the window at 9:23 pm, Jacqueline Hill alighted from the number 1 bus at the stop opposite the Arndale shopping arcade, Headingley. She was returning home after attending a seminar on the probation service in Cookridge Street, Leeds. Jacqueline was a student at the University who had hoped to join the probation service when she graduated the following summer.

Peter Sutcliffe began to follow Jacqueline after she passed the Kentucky Fried Chicken shop. He was behind her as she entered the dimly lit Alma Road toward the Lupton Flats where she had recently moved. Her mother had been concerned about her living alone on the outskirts of town because of the Yorkshire Ripper attacks, so Jacqueline had decided to move to the all-girl flats in Lupton Court, which was part of a complex of university residences behind the Arndale Shopping Centre. Jacqueline was only 100 yards from her home when Peter Sutcliffe struck her on the back of the head.

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It gave me the Goosebumps when I saw this sign, I'd only just read about it a few weeks earlier!
 
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good idea i snap the odd one i see, seen a few down backstreets in manchester one covering the whole side of an old warehouse type building but theres a bran new costcutter built a few yeards from it so its completly hidden from view unless you nosey down the alleyway
 

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I've been meaning to start documenting old adverts in Leicester for a long time, but never seemed to get the chance. )

Nice, They bring back some memories - I know where each one of these is :)

I never think that anyone else would notice this sort of thing, so it's nice they do
 

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Hi all

Just one pic to add as follows.

This used to be my grandads shop near Wakefield. He sold up in about 1985ish. Since then the once proud 'Self Service Store' has been through a good few hands, hacked about a lot and subsequently shut down. Upon removal of the awful 'Coca-Cola' branded frontage you can still make out where the original letters were. I seem to recall they were a pale grey with red raised borders.

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Cheers
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This is a great idea, could get really interesting. There's a few around Portsmouth, i'll take a few shots tomorrow.
 
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