A couple of vintage signs on Lavender Hill

Building works have exposed a couple of original signs on lavender Hill – Duke’s Dry Cleaners (which has been undergoing internal works for a while) recently had th esign removed, top reveal the long-lost R&J Cleaners.  This hand-painted sign looks as though it dates back to the 1980s – but we’d be interested if anyone knows when this was last on view (or remembers who R&J were).  

Meanwhile the long-closed Fairlee Pharmacy on the corner of Rush Hill Road has been under renovations (as the final stage of a very lengthy and comprehensive extension and renovation of the building above); the rather elegant old wooden sign has sadly now made its final appearance.  This old sign may be gone, but Fairlee are still going strong – they’ve moved twice since, and are currently trading in much larger premises on Queenstown Road.

The builders were kind enough to let passers by have spare letters as they were removed…

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