Clacton’s hidden ‘1920s’ billboards ‘should be preserved’
20 June 2015
From the section Essex
The vintage billboards, thought to be from the 1920s, were found behind a modern hoarding
Advertising billboards thought to be from the 1920s discovered behind a modern hoarding should be preserved “for all to see”, a blogger has said.
The posters were uncovered in Clacton, Essex, earlier this week.
Danny Sloggett, 40, spotted the retro signs in Meredith Road and now wants to ensure they do not end up hidden away again.
“They’re relics, they’re our history and they show off Clacton’s power,” Mr Sloggett said.
“The royal family used to come here in the 1920s and 30s. Lots of people used to come from London, and things like this are an important part of our history which has been hidden away.”
The signs include adverts for a local cafe as well as Devon cream teas and cigarettes
The posters, which advertised Ambrosia, Black Cat cigarettes and a local cafe, are on the side of a building currently occupied by Sheen’s Estate Agents.
An employee there said “loads of people” had come to take pictures over the last few days once the signs had been exposed.
On Facebook, one user said the billboards “should be covered with perspex like the Banksy stuff”.
“Should definitely restore it and photograph for a …read more
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