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Frederick Pratt & Son

Frederick Pratt & Son, 32 Brighton Road, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, 2002 Good old-fashioned name, but now even the car in front is knackered. Founded 1948 and shuttered 2003, it used to be a well-known bike shop which manufactured its own frames – there are articles about it here and here. It’s now a kebab shop.

Frederick Pratt & Son

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  1. The first link has older signage which looks fantastic.

    This is another example where planning has failed. It’s ridiculous that the original shop front wasn’t retailed and decent signage installed in the kebab shop. There is no excuse for this. The kebab shop could be anywhere in the UK. It looks generic and boring. The cycle shop is full of charm and potential for a sensitive update.

    Another slice of history saved by Shop Front Elegy after being destroyed by shoddy, generic design and lack of a proper planning system for signage.

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