17 December 2013


The Tuesday Tease

copyright Yamini Ali MacLean

Okay, this will test your eyesight...  (no kidding!)

This old signage was uncovered during renovations to the Ipswich building which is now a bistro and retail outlet.  Thankfully, it was considered worth preserving and now makes a lovely, stop and stare article for interested passers by.

Taken with the 'Nik' on auto everything.

Post Script - 'Aitch' has found this article telling it's tale!!  


  1. I can read the last three lines, and I see the word "specialist" up near the top, and "by" of course, but... oh, okay...that's "spectacle specialist optician by something-or-other to the" and I guess I could say I also did it with my eyes on auto-everything!
    In North America, so many old places get completely destroyed. For two young countries, we're not going to have a whole lot of historical buildings if we persist in pulling them down.
    Love, K

  2. A wonderful find; so glad it was preserved.

  3. Ah a ghost sign you should see plenty over here

  4. Hari Om
    Kay - kudos!! "OPTHALMOLOGIST AND SPECTACLE SPECIALIST BY APPOINTMENT TO THE..." and you can read the rest.

    Joanne - yes indeed. As Bill says below, in the UK more and more of these are being discovered and preserved.

    Bill - what amazes me is that nobody destroyed them in the first place when rendering or painting over them!!

  5. Mum knew she had read something about this sign in the paper a little whiel ago and here is a link to it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-24623611 Interesting reading.

  6. I could pick out spectacle specialist but thought I had it wrong until I saw your comment about Ophthalmologist. I'm glad they decided to keep the sign.

  7. Hari OM

    Like Kay I could just read the last 3 lines clearly and thanks to you now I know what it says!


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