Gak Pro-Audio, 76-82 North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, 2010 • Graffiti shutters by (or emulating) Eine for muso store GAK – which, if I’m not mistaken, is slang for cocaine. […]
Froude and Hext, 83 Victoria Road, Swindon SN1, 2017 • Wonderful name for what was a much-loved model shop. It relaunched nearby as Spot-On Models – there’s a 2010 article […]
Happy Valley, 209 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, 2006 • Seals in chef’s caps and Olde English lettering advertising a trad chippie with a Chinese restaurant name – talk about […]
Dim Sum Oriental, 263 North Street, Bristol BS3, 2016 • Vintage vinyl signage meets mid-century mosaic in a colourful parade. Note lucky cat in upstairs window.
Club Cars, 78a North Street, Bristol BS3, 2017 • Radio cab offices rocking the 1970s men’s club look, and still hanging on in there despite Bristol’s adoption of Uber.
Uroma General Stores, 84 North Street, Bristol BS3, 2017 • Defunct weird-name minimart enlivened by Bristol’s characteristic street art.
Wilko Services, c.32 Ashton Road, Bristol BS3, 2017 • Attractive old school signage, with military tinge to the name – WILCO being radio code for Will Comply.
D.R. Butt Master Butcher, 28 North Street, Bristol BS3, 2017 • Dr Butt, lol – sounds like a Bart Simpson prank call. I caught this just before it closed in […]
Stan Butt Ltd, 137 East Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3, 2017 • So good they named it twice. According to this Flickr comment, meat wholesaler extraordinaire Stan Butt died a few […]
Express & Star News Stall, Park Street, Walsall, WS1, 2016 • £2.4m pothole alert! I’ve always had a slight obsession with local presses, newsagents and news vendors, which sadly are now […]
Market Tavern, 40-41 High Street, Walsall WS1, 2016 • Imposing closed-down pub on the edge of a redevelopment area. A 2014 newspaper report described it as “troubled” (ie plagued with […]
13 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, 2017 • Always sad to see a long-serving local hardware shop shut down – this had obviously been defunct for a while. The bottom shot […]
Mr. Merchandise, 6 George Street, Hastings, East Sussex, 2014 • I only grabbed one shot of this charming old-school fan memorabilia shop in 2014, and when I got home I […]
Mr Young’s Screening Rooms, 14-15 D’Arblay Street, City of Westminster, London W1, 2002 • Soho film-land stalwart, now called Soho Screening Rooms.
Mr Videos, New Cross Road, Borough of Greenwich, London SE8, 2002 • Seems to specialise in films about men with guns (maybe Mrs Videos sells exclusively rom-coms). I think we […]
Mr Bagel’s, White Post Lane, Borough of Hackney, London E9, 2006 • Either inappropriate apostrophe use, or the property of Mister Bagel (discuss).