Mark Fisher Man’s Shop, 26 The Centre, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, 2002 • More Profil, in Walton’s now-demolished 1960s shopping mall – there’s a photo of it in context here, with some pics of The Centre under demolition here. I think it was replaced with The Heart shopping centre, a sadly Profil-free zone.
W.E.H. Nunns Mens Wear, 16 Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, 2003 • No-nonsense menswear emporium which looks like it had seen better days. Note classic lighted ‘ties’ sign inside. By 2009 it was Sunshine Indoors tanning parlour, quite a change of use.
Alan’s, 61 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, 2003 • Nice hand-made type for traditional florist. They have a website, but it says “Alan’s Florist Shop … is currently closed after many years of trading, however this web site will direct you to Dobbe’s who are happy to fulfill any new orders to Leatherhead. We have been trading for 47 years and have built up a team of the very best of florists, some of whom have previously worked for Alan.”
Allen Carpets, Fisher Hairdressing, Screaming Skull Tattoo & Body Piercing, 1 & 1a Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, 2015 • Beneath a huge blank fascia that may have once held an Edwardian painted sign, see the decades passing on one mismatched nest of shops. Whoever founded the gents’ hairdresser could never have imagined it would one day share space with a screaming skull.