Car & Truck Sales Service Car & Van Hire Parts

Car & Truck Sales Service Car & Van Hire Parts, bridge ad, King John Court, Shoreditch, Borough of Hackney, London EC2, 2004 • There are workmen hanging round this dilapidated bridge because they’re about to knock the entire viaduct down to create the London Overground. There’s no ad on the anonymous new bridge.

Car & Truck Sales

Car & Truck Sales

Ferodo (Stonebridge)

Ferodo, bridge ad, near Blackmore Drive, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, Borough of Brent, London NW10, 2014 • Ferodo got taken over in 1998, and stopped paying fees for their bridge ads – but it took several years before anyone painted them over. This one is still there, just gradually fading away. There’s a Ferodo bridge history here, and some images on the Flickr pool here

Ferodo

Sussex Automotive, Lyn’s Cars

Sussex Automotive, Lyn’s Cars, 42 & 43a New broadway, Tarring Road, Worthing, West Sussex, 2003 • I thought there was something rather 1930s about the window on the right, though it’s probably a 1970s sticker. You can just see Lyn’s Cars painted-out on the red door. It now houses a leasehold management company (whatever that is).

Sussex Automotive, Lyn's Cars

Sussex Automotive, Lyn's Cars

The Grub Shop

The Grub Shop, 178 Lambeth Road, Borough of Lambeth, London SE1, 2006 • Another great name, on a cafe which used to change colour every year. It’s now called The Corner Cafe, but since the area is being targeted by developers, it looks ripe to be turned into luxury gaffs. Passport to Pimlico was filmed around here, and it’s the same building that houses this Imperial Wine Stores sign.

The Grub Shop

The Grub Shop