and Burnham Market, Norfolk
2 High Street
I was in Hunstanton with my family on Friday,
this and thought of
I thought it would be ideal for your outside Ipswich section. On the
corner of Westgate Street and High Street in Hunstanton there was (up
until recent months) a delightful little teashop/bakers/grocers called
'The Corner House'. Sadly it's now closed and the modern facade has
been removed to reveal this lovely period lettering. I expect it will
be covered up again soon so I thought I'd better take a snap.
As you can see it used to be C W Abbs, Tobacconist and
Confectioner. Cheers, Nigel Turner. (5.9.2017)'
Images courtesy Nigel Turner
This incised lettering,
gold against a brown background, compares with the Dickins tobacconist
signs in Cheltenham's "Cobbler's
Corner" at 202 High Street. Thanks
to Nigel for the photographs.
November 2023: the pillared canopy, replete with lettering has been
retained by the occupant in 2023, but the background is now red.]
20 North Street
Image courtesy David Gaylard
A ghost sign in slab serif capitals with full stop. It sits
within a stonework frame. The attractive facade is composed of
unknapped flints with stone dressings; it's a tiny school which must
stretch back from the narrow street. It's now, of course, a dwelling.
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