Ghost signs on Channel 9

This clip recently appeared on the Channel 9 news in Melbourne. It features me talking to reporter Tony Jones about some of the little-known stories behind old Melbourne signage.

Some of these signs are described in more detail on my blog Melbourne Circle, and in the forthcoming book Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss.

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Some of the ghost signs that appear in this clip:

Penfolds wine/Monkey Brand Soap/Dr Morse’s Indian Root Pills – Abbotsford St North Melbourne

Maison Marney Brandy – Canning St North Melbourne

Cinzano – Buckley St, Footscray

Alex Barfoot shoe repairs – Little Collins St, Melbourne

L. W. Holmes paperhanger – Glenferrie Rd, Malvern

Capstan cigarettes/Temple Bar – Stephen St, Yarraville

Family chemist/Palcolor – Ballarat St, Yarraville

J. King … self raising – Cecil/Bank St, South Melbourne

Wines and Spirits – Epsom Road, Kensington

Robur tea / Bushells tea – Park St, Carlton North

Greys – Arden St, North Melbourne

Atco Jeep etc – Macaulay Rd, North Melbourne

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