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PJC58-Hythe 21st Jun 2012 4:40 pm

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While driving in Southampton the other day I got held up by some red lights just off Cobden Bridge and spotted this sign, so I took a picture with my phone.

I wonder how many other orginal advertisements there are around the country that have survived?

Peter

kalee20 21st Jun 2012 5:18 pm

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Dunno. But glad this one has!

It's curious, too, as it appears to be on a concrete-rendered wall - which usually indicates that an adjoining property has been sliced off. But this must have been a long time ago, else the Ekco advert would never have been applied.

Do you know anything of the history of this road?

Station X 21st Jun 2012 5:41 pm

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A lot of these painted on adverts survive, but I've not seen a radio related one before.

michamoo 21st Jun 2012 6:08 pm

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I got rather lost in Hackney about five years ago. I looked up and above the door on a long derelict shop was a very ancient sign advertising Kolster Brands!

Nickthedentist 21st Jun 2012 6:44 pm

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It's been visible for a while: http://bakelite_world_2001.tripod.co...know/id57.html

yampy187 21st Jun 2012 6:45 pm

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There's a huge one on the side of a gas showroom as your coming up Radford Road in Coventry advertising Ferguson TV, video and hi-fi. I would imagine it's from the late 70's.

I will take a picture next time I go past :)

Jan

PJC58-Hythe 22nd Jun 2012 8:41 am

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Thanks for the link Nick, very interesting! Seems they still have a hole in the ground where they demolished the building 11 years ago....

Peter

Paul Stenning 22nd Jun 2012 7:23 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PJC58-Hythe (Post 538849)
While driving in Southampton the other day I got held up by some red lights just off Cobden Bridge and spotted this sign, so I took a picture with my phone.

I hope it doesn't get obscured by whatever is going to be built on the adjoining site.

Martin G7MRV 22nd Jun 2012 10:11 pm

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Such ads and signs are generally known in the Urbex community as 'Ghost Ads', I myself spend a lot of time hunting for them to photograph. If its OK with the OP, I would like to borrow that photo to add to the long running thread of such ads on the Derelict Places Urbex website?

Heres a link to the thread - http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...ead.php?t=7663

PJC58-Hythe 25th Jun 2012 9:14 am

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Martin,

No Problem, send me a PM with your email and I'll send you a high res image.

Peter

robin coleman 25th Jun 2012 10:11 am

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It's a pity we couldn't get a preservation order on them or sealing it with a Perspex cover for our future generations. I am after a Bush sign myself or a scan of one for my shed.
Regards
Robin

paulsherwin 25th Jun 2012 10:48 am

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Originally Posted by kalee20 (Post 538861)
It's curious, too, as it appears to be on a concrete-rendered wall - which usually indicates that an adjoining property has been sliced off. But this must have been a long time ago, else the Ekco advert would never have been applied.

I suspect the adjoining building was a blitz casualty, and the Ekco ad dates from the late 40s. It's surprising that a bombsite has taken 70 years to be redeveloped, but it does happen. Southampton got quite a pasting in WW2.

FIXITNOW 25th Jun 2012 10:50 am

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If I was at end of a row of houses I would fancy painting one.

Martin G7MRV 26th Jun 2012 8:17 am

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Originally Posted by PJC58-Hythe (Post 539716)
Martin,

No Problem, send me a PM with your email and I'll send you a high res image.

Peter

Thanks Peter,

I tried it with a simple link to your picture location above, and that worked just fine.

I think that's the first radio related ad on the DP Ghost Ads thread. Ads for grocers and the co-op are the commonest it seems

dragonser 26th Jun 2012 3:32 pm

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Hi.

Near Balham station in South London there is a sign on the front (to ) of one of the buildings that says "Ekco Television" (or at least that is what I think it says).
But I don't think it is a painted sign.

Regards, Peter B


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