Monday, 14 March 2016

Water Supply Sign

6 Hay Lane
The is a WWII painted water supply sign
giving instructions to blitz fire-fighters.


 This is what I love about living in Coventry -
hidden treasures reminding us of Coventry's past.

Unfortunately, the paint has faded considerably.
I could only make out some of the words.


Last week I mentioned The Golden Cross pub.
The image below shows the pub in Hay Lane
and the location of the painted water supply sign.


Participating in Monday Mural

17 comments:

bill said...

That is a nice find. Faded by time but not enough so you can't see and photograph it.

Fun60 said...

Difficult to preserve something like that without completely repainting it and changing its originality.

William Kendall said...

Faded with time, so to speak. I like the pub!

Sharon Anck said...

What an interesting find!

Cloudia said...

Ghost signs are fascinating. You ARE in a remarkable place

RedPat said...

Cool ghost sign!

Kate said...

A piece of history is exciting to find!

Betty said...

You must have good eyesight to detect that sign. A grim reminder of how Coventry suffered during those times.

Stephanie said...

Quite an interesting ghost sign, love the brick work on the building.

Jacob said...

Amazing. And the blitz wasn't that long ago. I'm fearful we are heading toward more animosity among people and nations as our political leaders seem to be walking the same roads that led to disaster a few years back!

Jens Hamn said...

Oh beautiful pictures !! the first is great !

Halcyon said...

That's an old mural!

Linda said...

Nice colors! That period of history is just now becoming popular, as the people who who traumatized by it die off. My parents rarely discussed those years. My dad served in the Navy.

Liz said...

That's what is so incredibly fascinating about the UK... such incredible history around every corner!

Tanya Breese said...

love!

Mo said...

A great find

Stephanie said...

Good eye on spotting those signs.