Hunstanton and Burnham Market, Norfolk

2 High Street
'Dear Borin,
I was in Hunstanton with
my family on Friday, saw this and thought of you!
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)'

Ipswich Historic Lettering: Hunstanton 1   Ipswich Historic Lettering: Hunstanton 2

Ipswich Historic Lettering: Hunstanton 3Images courtesy Nigel Turner
'CONFECTIONER    C.W. ABBS     TOBACCONIST'
This incised lettering, painted 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.
[UPDATE November 2023: the pillared canopy, replete with lettering has been retained by the occupant in 2023, but the background is now red.]

Burnham Market
20 North Street
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Burnham Market school 1Image courtesy David Gaylard
'
INFANTS SCHOOL.'
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.

Ipswich Historic Lettering: Burnham Market school 2


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