Bungay on the Suffolk side of the Waveney valley is
proud of its
charm as well as having at least two fine lettering specimens. Below we
see the end wall of a public house which preserves name, date and
in a shaped border; clearly a
sign. The only part which now applies is the date of erection. The
of serif caps for the pub name and sans-serif caps for the brewery is
THE SHIP INN
LACONS FINE ALES'
Lacons Falcon Brewery in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk closed its doors in
after a take-over by Whitbread (themselves no longer brewing these
and the main buildings were soon demolised (the Whitbread depot on
Quay). Lacons was a name once associated with a long tradition of beer
in Norfolk. Drinkers could order a pint of Lacons mild and pale ale or
stout in a pub around the corner or in a city centre alehouse as far
as London and Newcastle. Traces of the Lacons name and falcon motif can
sometimes be found on the walls of old pubs once owned by them, for
on The Butchers
Knodishall. Our Links
page give the website of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society,
See also the Links list for
the Brewery History Society website and archive of signs. The Blooming Fuschia public house in
Ipswich is now demolished, but its famous
ceramic sign has been preserved.
Earsham Street in Bungay could be called rather twee by
Here are delicatessens, bistros, a real live Post Office (see Cornhill
in Ipswich), ethnic crafts shops and bijou residences.
PROVINCIAL BANK LIMTD'
adorns a tiny, ornate former bank branch, now
See Beccles, Ipswich
Cornhill, Lowestoft and Felixstowe for more bank lettering examples
(none as distinguished as this) and Halesworth
(for a bank that nearly is).
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