Lying between Grundisburgh Dog and the old Half Moon public house (now
'Half Moon House') and directly on the junction of the roads to
Clopton and Woodbridge (B1079) and Tuddenham/Ipswich we only recently noticed this
AND BASKET MAKERS'
enhancement above is an attempt to recreate the original hand-painted
sign. The Suffolk reds have been repointed with grey mortar recently by
the look of it and the process of raking-out of old mortar and the
cleaning up of the bricks has taken its toll. Clearly the tradesman
wanted passers-by to know about his wares. It seems he had a little
trouble with the 'S's with their elongated nose and tilt forward,
Serifs appear here and there for no apparent reason (for example, the
'E' and 'T' in "Basket") and the bar on the 'A' is very high. It would
be interesting to hear how long ago it was that this tradesman shut up
his business leaving this ghostly trace on a wall by a busy 21st
The maps mark this small
building as Workshop Cottage.
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