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RE: GOOD EVENING BIRMINGHAM.

#4951 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:57 am

Here you go Mike, on the wall in my hallway.

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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4952 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:42 am

I've never seen this sign before, Lewes high street.


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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4953 by Voltman , Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:53 am

It looks like an invitation to have a go to me.
The sort of people likely to abuse the said workforce won't be put off by a home made sign.


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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4954 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:07 am

That's exactly what I thought VM ,The whole of Lewes high street has been dug up and it's a long stretch full of shops so the delivery vans have to park at least half a mile away and handball whatever they are delivering,no wonder there's a few frayed tempers.

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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4955 by astoness , Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:01 am

morning all....yes den i was talking about the boot sale by the markets..its useless to say the least...much prefer the ones in the fields on sat and suns at tamworth....well today i shall be writting up ancestry notes that i have been researching for days now..if i dont get them in order i will be even more confused at whos who than i am already..[Little LOL]

 
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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4956 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:15 am

Morning Lyn, just had a mini thunderstorm, it's so humid here I hate it.
The car boot I used to like best was Sunday at Furnace End, huge took all day to have a good look around.
The Brighton one (Phil), used to be at the station but is now on top of the car park in the marina.

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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4957 by Deleted User , Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 am

What a coincidence Mike and John.Great picture.

Lynn sounds like you have a busy day.........I have to go to work today but Jim is off so I do not have to walk the dogs before I go ........nice not to be rushing around like a mad thing.



RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4958 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:29 pm

They say that this is the oldest sign still in existance in Lewes, don't know if it's true but certainly lasted well cosidering it's on a bare rendered panel, I would date it around 1890-1910.
And the remains of the previous sign is even earlier.


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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4959 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:49 pm

John

What about this one on the side of the Grand Casino on Corporation Street that was discovered when they demolished Kings Hall Market.

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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4960 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:13 pm

Great, haven't seen that one before Phil,looks to be late 19th century to me, perhaps Mike could find them somewhere and put a date to them.

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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4961 by mikejee , Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:52 pm

Household Supply Co (Secretary & Manager William Henry Silk) were at 150-158 Corporation St . Between 1905 & 1908, William Silk left/died/retired. He was there for all the period in Corporation St before retirement It moved there from Cannon St and Little Cherry St between 1880 and 1882. However no number Corporation St is given in the directory till 1890. Therefore, as no number is given on the sign, i would guess it was most likely put up between about 1882 and 1888, but thta is a bit of a guess.


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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4962 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:59 pm

John

The Birmingham Household Supply Company were at 152,154,156 & 158 Corporation Street a while before The Kings Hall Theatre opened in 1903. So it would be interesting to see how old the sign is.

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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4963 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:01 pm

Sorry Mike, you must have been typing at the same time as myself. The Kelly's 1903 edition puts the company on Corporation St before 1905 or was that a typo?

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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4964 by mikejee , Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:24 pm

Phil
My full stop didn't record very well. Wil retype with stight alteration:
Household Supply Co (Secretary & Manager William Henry Silk) were at 150-158 Corporation St from between 1880 and 1882 . Between 1905 & 1908, William Silk left/died/retired. He was there for all the period in Corporation St before retirement It moved there from Cannon St and Little Cherry St between 1880 and 1882. However no number Corporation St is given in the directory till 1890. Therefore, as no number is given on the sign, i would guess it was most likely put up between about 1882 and 1888, but thta is a bit of a guess
hope that i a bit clearer
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RE: good morning,BIRMINGHAM.

#4965 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:05 pm

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It's just me thick as usual, can't see the wood for the trees.

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