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Week 23 – Urban Archaeologists

By 26 April 2022May 11th, 2022No Comments

This week we are on the lookout for ghost signs of Gloucester, traces of advertising of yesteryear. As industry boomed in the 19th and early 20th centuries so too did advertising and sign written adverts were painted onto the walls of buildings to promote trade. Many such ghost signs have stood the test of time, albeit with their wonderful scripts often weathered, faded and occasionally further obscured by new developments

We’d love to know how many such ghost signs still haunt our city and any history you may be able to share with us, we think these would make a fantastic addition to the Glostorama! exhibition. Happy ghost hunting,

Don’t forget to tag @HundredHeroines and use #Glostorama!