Thursday, 9 April 2009

Old Doors

I'll start today's post with my recurring line - not a lot to say about this one. Regular readers will know that in Cheltenham we have a large department store called Cavendish House (Cav, if you're local!) and its all very grand and upmarket, so these doors are definitely not their front doors! These ones are on a dilapidated building, on the road that runs behind the store. The building that holds these doors up is now used as a place that teaches martial arts but I bet that it was once Cav's store shed. Just call me Sherlock!
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11 comments:

lynn said...

Wow what a find! I bet Cav House wishes it had removed that name really, it's hardly an advert is it? lol, still, it's history and I hope they don't change it.

Hilda said...

Very fifties! Just how old is this department store?

Well spotted, Sherlock!

Bibi said...

Either that or someone's pulling a fast one. In any case, a great find for you!

magiceye said...

deductively good!

Tash said...

Love the print/font they used for the letters. And you've preserved it forever. Well done.

JM said...

Great composition! Love the signs of the time.

Lori said...

Looks like it has been painted many different colors over the years. I like discovering old signs like this here in NY. It's like uncovering a bit of the past.

Mo said...

These finds I love. Was probably real posh once. Now that desirable kind of shabby. Am I becoming English or what.

Babooshka said...

Not chav then. This must be part of the group that owns Rackhams Brum, smae writing. Nice sliec of urban deacying beauty.

Virginia said...

I love old doors too. The colors here are expecially nice. That little pop of red does it for me.
V

Anonymous said...

Cavendish House dates back to the 1840's, this logo is from when the store had its last major revamp during 1963/1963, when they changed the logo/store layout. This shed you've taken a picture of used to house the electrical products, next door (where blush is) used to be one of their car carks. The other car park used to be (where mother care is now) used to be a car park onto the back of The Plough Hotel, which also used to house their club house. They sold these sites in the 1980's to make way for the Regent Arcade development. They had building scattered around Cheltenham, a furniture depot in Leckhampton, and even at one point Railway Trucks (Furniture Storage and Removals), mortgages, and a funeral palour!! - Jay

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