The history of signs – Beamish People’s Collection

The history of signs – Beamish People’s Collection

Thanks to Beamish museum for giving us access to these signs from the past, as part of our the history of signs feature.

For more information visit the Beamish museum website at www.beamish.org.uk

AA signs
AA signs
Dentists sign
Dentists sign
Fitche's_Bridge,_warning_sign_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1413324
Fitche’s_Bridge,_warning_sign_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1413324
Toilet sign - ladies
Toilet sign – ladies
signs advertising Fighting Tea and Daisy White Flour
signs advertising Fighting Tea and Daisy White Flour
Road signs window display, Sept 1935
Road signs window display, Sept 1935
Road signs near Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle
Road signs near Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle
Road signs and telephone box in Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Road signs and telephone box in Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Redundant_sign_-_geograph.org.uk_-_467503
Redundant_sign_-_geograph.org.uk_-_467503
Paxton's Smithy and Agricultural Engineers
Paxton’s Smithy and Agricultural Engineers
King street, South Shields - junction with no signs or road markings
King street, South Shields – junction with no signs or road markings
Garage signs at Scotch Corner roundabout, 1967
Garage signs at Scotch Corner roundabout, 1967




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have photos of old signs that we could use? Ideally, we’d like a bit of information to go with the photo, such as the location, date, a  description etc. As much detail as you’ve got. We’ll acknowledge every photo used, with a link back to your website (if applicable).

For more information, or to submit your photos for inclusion, please email me at rob@thesignshed.co.uk