Photographs around Southwold, Suffolk
(Photos/words © urban75, May 2007)
A collection of hand-written and interesting signs spotted around Southwold.
Copy of an old ship's figurehead on Douglas House, made by a former resident, Cyril Cronin.
Sign for Buckenham Coffee House on the High Street. The cafe is a restored and converted cellar of the house of a Tudor Merchant, Richard Buckenham, with modern art galleries above.
There's been a brewery in Southwold for over 660 years, with George and Ernest Adnams buying up the local Sole Bay Brewery in 1872.
Sadly George was later eaten by a crocodile in Africa, but the brewery has gone on to become one of the UK's most popular real ale brands and Southwold's biggest employer. We loved it!
Southwold Girl Guides notice board containing an announcement for a forthcoming 'illustrated talk' talk by the Hedgehog Rescue Service at the Guide Centre. Sounds unmissable!
Old street sign for the VHC.
Lifeguards hut with the pier in the background.
'Defend They Rights' inscription on the main square lamp.
Decorated sign for the Southwold Sailors' Reading Room.
'Mind Your Head - sign inside the Craft Co, Southwold.'
Old sign to the 'Bank Alley'.
Detail from the unusual tomb of William Bardwell in Southwold church.
Southwold Town Council's very own 'Public Bicycle Shelter.'
Bike theft here is so rare that bikes were left unattended all over the town. That made a rather pleasant change from the thieving scumbag-lined streets of London where you have to carry around half a hundredweight of titanium clad locks for your bike.
It's not every day you see a plaque commemorating a dead tree.
Sign for Nutters of Southwold, purveyors of fine cheeses.
Pub sign from the Lord Nelson.
Ives Tea Shop and lighthouse.
Adnams brewery sign.
To the town!
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