Ghost signs: The Preston adverts that stood the test of time

Many ghost signs from the 1890s to 1960s are still visible around Preston.

Preston Ghost Signs
Preston Ghost Signs

The painters of the signs were called "wall dogs". As signage advertising formats changed, less durable signs appeared in the later 20th century, and ghost signs from that era are less common. But there are still plenty to see if you look hard enough

Church Avenue, Ribbleton
Fleet Street, Preston
Church Row, Preston
Church Street, Preston
Brook Street North, Fulwood
Hammond Row, Preston
Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston - (Technically not a ghost sign as its still in use as a fish and chip shop)
Church Row, Preston
Arnheim Road, Ribbleton
Crowle Street, Ribbleton
House on Linton Street in Plunginton, Preston
Church Street, Preston - Behind this billboard there looks like a blue advert from the past. Does anyone know what it said?