Virtual Tour - Ghostsigns – Made in London

Virtual Tour - Ghostsigns – Made in London

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 5th Jan 2022

 £8

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Find out about London's manufacturing past inspired by some old hand-painted signs that are still visible above the capital's busy streets

Ghostsigns are the remains of historic advertising that are still visible along our busy roads. These often refer to businesses or brands that are no longer available. Literally, ghosts of the past.

Many take the form of hand-painted advertisements applied directly onto brick walls at 'prime sites' along major thoroughfares, dating from the late Victorian era into the early part of the twentieth century, positioned to catch the eye of the woman on the tram or the man on the omnibus, and it's these we will be looking at within this presentation – specifically, the products manufactured in London itself.

On a virtual journey across the capital, taking in Islington, Brixton, Wandsworth and Willesden, we'll look at a variety of signage for London companies and brands offering products and services as diverse as cigarettes, matches, tin toys, beer, newspapers and transportation.

Locations of the signs will be clearly identified using maps, accompanied by plenty of photos and reference about the brands and products.

After the tour the meeting room will stay open for questions and discussion.

Please note, this is not a video experience – it is a presentation – I talk about the subject whilst showing you slides containing images and maps.

Details for how to access this event will be on your booking confirmation which will be sent via email after you have purchased your ticket(s).

Other online ghostsigns-themed tours are available, or join me for a guided walk – please see www.janeslondonwalks.com

Customer feedback: "My husband and I have been on a few on your ghostsigns walking tours in the past and we thoroughly enjoyed them. I am so glad that you are now offering these in the virtual world as it's hard for us to get into London at the moment and I miss it" / "Really interesting and your knowledge is amazing!" / "Beautifully presented" / "I loved the mix of history and typographic details" / "Oh dear, I think you might have affected me Jane – I am now going to be staring at walls looking for clues!"

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My guiding style is inclusive, open and friendly. I design and research every tour myself – in fact, the research never ends. The tours and talks I offer are all on subjects that intrigue me – each highlights a different facet of my personality. I am particularly interested in the often-overlooked unusual details on and above our ever-changing streets.

Customer reviews here.

Enquiries to [email protected] / 07941 475003.

To see more about my me and my tours, please visit www.janeslondonwalks.com


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 5th Jan 2022

 £8

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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