Another old shop sign uncovered by renovation work - this is on Fortess Road in Kentish Town, about a hundred yards or so from the tube station.
There is something bitter sweet about signs re-emerging after decades submerged, and then being covered again by the waters of time.
I've been able to find out nothing about the business - can anyone help?
LATER: Bill Ellson has been in touch to say: 'Evan J Evans married Jane T Laird in London in 1932. The newsagents in Fortress Road appears in the Telephone Directory from 1933 until 1964. They had two sons. The family lived above the shop.'
LATER STILL: Really good news - it looks like E.J. Evans is going to have an afterlife. The new shop sign doesn't cover the old sign but nicely complements the original.
AND DO READ THE COMMENTS (BY HITTING THE COMMENTS TAB AT THE TOP) - SEVERAL ARE FROM DESCENDANTS OF E.J. EVANS!
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