... an illustrated  talk by Borin Van Loon

Traditionally, tradesmen painted the names of their business plus other signs and advertisements on the fabric of their  buildings. As a town with a long industrial history, Ipswich still bears traces of those bygone businesses. This new talk by the creator of the Ipswich Historic Lettering website includes some trade signs which will be familiar to Ipswich residents and many ‘ghost signs’ which are little noticed today in the era of digital marketing. We will look back at signs which are being uncovered, those sadly lost and one or two which have been moved.

Ipswich Building Preservation Trust: short AGM followed by talk. Isaac’s on the Waterfront, at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22 October 2019. Free entry, all welcome; refreshments will be available.